The Sea Bin
The Seabin project.
The Seabin is a floating rubbish bin that is located in the water at marinas, docks, yacht clubs and commercial ports. The seabin moves up and down with the range of tide collecting all floating rubbish. Water is sucked in from the surface and passes through the catch bag inside the Seabin. The water is then pumped back into the marina leaving litter and debris trapped in the catch bag to be disposed of properly. The Seabin also has the potential to collect a percentage of oils and pollutants floating on the water surface. Seabins are powered by 12 volt submersible water pumps and have the options to use alternative power as a source. This may be using solar, wave or wind power technology depending on geographical location and current technologies available. The Seabin however, is only one small part of a larger solution in the battle against global oceanic littering with the real solution being education. That’s why we have Seabin Project, to address the problem at hand and also implement steps for a better educated and informed future for our oceans and environment.