The Seabin Project: the Debris-Sucking Saviour of the Oceans

It all started from a passion for the oceans and the hard realisation that human over consumption and waste mismanagement was killing nature’s best jewel, which also happen to regulate our world’s operation to an extent we are only starting to understand.

This is just the tiniest snapshot of our problem with plastics. Every year an estimated eight million tonnes of the material flow into the oceans.
The Seabin Project: the Debris-Sucking Saviour of the Oceans

The numbers surrounding this problem are staggering. It’s estimated that 4 to 12 million tons of plastic waste enters the earth’s oceans from land yearly. So what’s being done about it?

In case you haven’t heard, the big buzz lately has been around The Seabin Project, an undertaking by best mates Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski who spent much of their childhood in the ocean and, after becoming frustrated at the amount of rubbish floating around, quit their jobs to come up with a sustainable solution.

The Seabin project 

The Seabin is a floating rubbish bin or “floating debris interception device” that is located in the water at marinas, docks, yacht clubs and commercial ports.

This new device literally sucks rubbish from the water’s surface –  In-Water Automated Marina Rubbish Collector

The Seabin collecting ocean plastic at Republic of Singapore Yacht Club. The most commonly collected items by the Seabin are cigarette butts, followed by plastic food wrappers. Image: Eco-Business
The Seabin collecting ocean plastic at Republic of Singapore Yacht Club. The most commonly collected items by the Seabin are cigarette butts, followed by plastic food wrappers. Image: Eco-Business

Plastic soup

The bucket connects to a water pump sucking all trash, oil, and other waste into a removable mesh bag. The pump then spits clean seawater back into the ocean and is capable of displacing 25.000 LPH (litres per hour), plugged directly into 110/220 V outlet.

The Seabin also has the potential to collect a percentage of oils and pollutants floating on the water surface.

We need a few million of these around the coastal areas of the uk! And not forgetting the rivers of course!

Who is the Seabin project targeted at?

Marinas, ports, harbors, yacht clubs, inland waterways, rivers, lakes, private pontoons and even motor yachts and super yachts.  Even boat or business owners that want to have a  Seabin in their local yacht club or marina.

Join us in helping create a better world.

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