‘Seabins’ to swallow floating garbage in oceans

Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski, two avid surfers, started a ‘Seabin Project’ to make oceans plastic free. The Seabin is a floating bin that is placed in oceans at marinas, docks, yacht clubs and commercial ports. Water is sucked in from the surface and passes through a catch bag inside the Seabin, with a submersible water pump plugged directly into 110/220 V outlet. The water is pumped back leaving litter trapped in the bag. It can also collect microplastics (2 mm), oils and pollutants floating on the water surface. It can hold up to 20 Kgs of debris and it is advised to be checked twice a day and emptied as needed.

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