Why the Seabin Project?
An award winning, all-encompassing, innovative project, the Seabin Group is all for cleaner oceans. It’s founders, Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski, both avid water lovers, were originally inspired to act by the amount of marine litter they were encountering and the damning realisation that human over consumption and waste mismanagement were choking our oceans and killing the planet. They had a thought…, ‘If there are rubbish bins on land, why not in the water?’ Thus the initial idea for the Seabin was born.
The Seabin is a floating waste collection unit that traps debris without harming wildlife or contaminating the water. Designed to be installed in the waters of marinas, ports, yacht clubs and any water body with a calm environment, it works by moving up and down with the range of the tide, collecting all floating rubbish by sucking water in from the surface and passing it through a catch bag inside the Seabin. It then pumps the water back into the marina, leaving litter and debris trapped inside to be disposed of properly at a later stage. With a bag that can hold 20kgs, the Seabin has the capacity to collect and capture 1 ton of debris per year, including mircro plastics as small as 2mm in size!
The ultimate goal of the Seabin Project is to “have pollution free oceans for our future generations”. And we are all for that here at Panamuna.