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Seabin Trash Sucking Flotation Device

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The creators of the Seabin say it can collect around 1.5 kg (3.3 lb) of debris...
The creators of the Seabin say it can collect around 1.5 kg (3.3 lb) of debris per day, depending on the conditions
 

There are a number of schemes out there intended to tackle the huge problem of ocean waste, and while none claim to be a complete solution, they do promise to help in their own ways. Among them is the Seabin, a rubbish-sucking flotation device that is now being installed commercially for the very first time.

Dreamt up by a pair of Australian surfers fed up with wading through trash, the Seabin started as a wildly successful crowdfunding project in 2015 and has now matured into a commercial product. Its design has changed a little since but the premise remains the same. The Seabin is basically a water filtering system that floats on the surface within marinas, ports or calm bodies of water and hoovers up floating debris.

Placed strategically to take advantage of wind and currents, the Seabin collects trash by drawing water in through a removable mesh catch bag, thanks to a small 110 V or 220 V pump. The bag is made from recycled plastics and collects not only trash, but certain oils and detergents as well. Its creators say it can collect around 1.5 kg (3.3 lb) of debris per day, depending on the conditions.

The creators of the Seabin say it can collect around 1.5 kg (3.3 lb) of debris...

One of the backers of the crowdfunding campaign was Land Rover Ben Anslie Racing, a British yacht racing team that has become the company’s first customer and is now installing the world’s first commercial Seabin. It is fitting the device to its pontoon in Old Portsmouth, England, where it expects it to remove half a tonne of debris from the waters each year, along with oils and detergents.

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