12 engineering students developed a giant vacuum to help clean beaches

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A giant vacuum cleaner is undergoing testing on the Big Island. 

The vacuum is being called the “Hoola One”

It was developed by 12 mechanical engineering students at the University of Sherbrooke in Quebec, Canada.

It’s purpose — to suck up microplastics from beaches. The bits of plastic can harm marine life. 

The Hoola One will stay in Hawaii, where others will be trained to operate it. 

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