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The Seabin Project

The Seabin Project

Shore Buddies blog - seabin projectEveryone knows plastic and debris in the ocean is an ongoing battle. Luckily, Pete Ceglinski and Andrew Turton decided to make a difference. They created the Seabin Project, whose mission is to help rid the oceans of pollution. Their floatable garbage collector is designed to be put in high debris areas, like marinas, so the wind and current patterns will push the garbage into their collector.
How does this work? The Seabin is powered by a small water pump that creates a flow of water. Garbage gets caught in the flow and falls into the catch bag. The catch bag is made of a recycled plastic mesh so water can escape while trapping the debris. Then as the bag fills, empty the garbage out and let the Seabin do its work again! “The Seabin is estimated at catching an estimated 1.5 Kgs of floating debris per day, weather and debris volumes depending. This equates to over a half ton of debris per year for each Seabin.” This company is all about protecting the environment! The mesh bag is made from recycled plastic, energy consumption is equal to about $1 per day, and they’ve never had a fish caught up in the Seabin’s catch bag!

Check out this amazing product in action from Tech Insider UK!

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