Sustainability Problem: (Ocean) Waste
More than 8M tons of plastic are dumped in our oceans every year, and some people estimate that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. The world’s reliance on plastic does not seem to be shrinking, so this problem will continue to exists as about 50% of plastic is used just once and thrown away.
Summary of Technology
- The ‘Seabin” is essentially an in water garbage can, intended to gather floating debris polluting marinas, yacht clubs, ports and any water body with a calm environment
- There is a small motor at the bottom of the bin that sucks the water in through the mesh, catching debris on the way; the 110/220V pump can be operated by ‘solar, wind, wave or turbine depending on the location, current technology and services available’
- It is estimated to ‘catch’ 1.5KG of debris per day, but can hold up to 12KG; additionally it can collect/absorb a small amount of oil from the water, which will increase as the technology improves.
- Seabin is available for about $4000, and is being implemented in Finland, the UK, and Spain
- Seabin R&D, product development team
- Seabin sales, marketing, and business development team
- Potential customers/ buyers
- Investors (originally funded via IndieGoGo)
- Continue business development, deploy and sell new Seabins product worldwide
- Fundraise for necessary capital
- Test more effective technology, and continue product development steps
UNI – JM4202