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This friendly character and fun litter picking tool is designed to engage people in taking care of urban waterways by removing plastic pollution.

The Waterside Gobbler

The Waterside Gobbler aims to become an additional tool in the emerging activity of plastic fishing. By making it fun to pick plastic from the urban waterways, local citizens can be encouraged to take action in reducing the amount of plastic in the environment.

Situated along urban canals in places where plastic debris collects, the Waterside Gobbler aims to propel people into action by making it fun to remove plastic rubbish from the water as it floats along the surface.

The goal of this project is to enable people to take action around the issue of plastic pollution and to reduce what travels downstream into rivers, oceans, and the wider ecosystem.

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Klokgebouw - Kenneth Arnold

KA Design

As I designer I feel there is a responsibility to make the world a better place and I like to use play as a design tool to engage people, make a positive impact, and explore the boundaries of possibility.

My areas of interest include: the psychology of creative thinking, designing for public engagement, circularity of materials, emerging trends in technology, and sustainability.