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This sustainable desalination pod makes seawater drinkable naturally

The James Dyson Award recently recognized a team of Malaysian designers for their sustainable desalination pod concept called WaterPod that works on solar distillation to convert seawater into drinkable water. Developed by Bennie Beh Hue May, Yap Chun Yoon, and Loo Xin Yang, the WaterPod is designed to be floated at sea, and therefore accessible to sea nomads.

The desalination pod will function as a cost-effective alternative to existing desalination plants. To tackle plastic pollution at the same time, the proposed full-scale WaterPods themselves would be made of recycled plastic waste collected from the oceans.