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Trolley Science Connects With Satellites – tracks lost trolleys

Trolley science Connects With Satellites
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Trolley Science Connects With Satellites. Meet the inventor of a tracking device.

Lowena Hull, a Portsmouth High School student won top prize for her idea to use satellites to track abandoned supermarket trolleys.  To Lowena they have become a massive hazard to the environment. To the retailers it’s an estimated loss £35m a year.  

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According to WANZL, a provider to the industry, 520,000 trolleys abandoned in public spaces and waterways each year. Up to a million trolleys affect local environments. However, the industry estimates actual number missing closer to a million a year.

It was time something was done about it.

This impressed the UK Space Agency judges who awarded her £7,500 to develop the trolley science invention. 

The 17-year-old has now pitched the idea to a panel of experts at the Agency for future support.  This could lead to turning it into reality.

Once in action the loss of trolleys will be a thing of the past.

Lowena explained to ynuk.tv how the tracking tool will work.

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