The Seabin: a new ocean cleaning techology

The problem

The oceans are seriously polluted. 80% of the human waste that ends up floating in the ocean are plastics that are causing a huge damage on the ecosystem and thus, affecting one of the most important food sources of our planet. According to plasticbank.org, 46,000 pieces of plastic are floating in each square mile on the sea, which kill 100,000 sharks, turtles, dolphins and whales that ingest them every year.

The technology

The Seabin is an automated rubbish bin that absorbs floating plastic, oil, fuel, detergents and other kinds of waste form the surface of the ocean. It is designed for floating docks, marinas, private pontoons, residential lakes, harbors, water ways, ports and yatch clubs.

Here’s how it works:

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The stakeholders

  • Poeple that own, frequent or live in marinas, private pontoons, residential lakes, harbours, water ways, ports and yatch clubs.
  • Poralu Marine – Manufacturer and distributor of the product

Deployment

  • Pete Ceflinski was a product designer that realized the consequences of his job and quitted
  • He started the project with his surf mate Andrew Turton to clean up the floating waste for the ocean.
  • They designed the Seabin, which catches everything that floatates in the water
  • Pete and Andrew signed a partnership with Poralu Marine, an industrial global leader of aluminium facilities, which will start developing, manufacturing and distributing Seabins by the end of 2016.

Source: The Seabin Project: www.seabinproject.com

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3 thoughts on “The Seabin: a new ocean cleaning techology

  1. It would be interesting to add GPS tracking and possibly a sustainable engine so that the bins could move beyond human reach and come back.

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