The Seabin Project

If you’re in the know about ocean conservation, you would of heard about Andrew Turton & Pete Ceglinski – Founders of the Seabin project. The Seabin project is a nifty ocean garbage bin helping to create a better way of life for everyone and every living thing, by starting the ocean clean up at one of the sources of the problems, marinas.
Pete grew up in the Northern Rivers, going to school in Mullumbimby and Andrew is originally from the Sunshine Coast. The boys now live in Spain on a sunny little island called Mallorca.
How are they plan on cleaning the oceans one marina at a time you ask?

By starting close to the source of the problem in a controlled environment.

The marinas, ports and yacht clubs are the perfect place to start helping clean our oceans. There are no huge open ocean swells or storms inside the marinas, its a relatively controlled environment. The wind and currents are constantly moving the floating debris around in our oceans and in every port, marina or yacht club there is always some pollution heavy areas based on the predominant wind and current directions.

By working with these 
marinas, ports and yacht clubs we can locate the seabin in the perfect place 
and mother nature brings us the rubbish to catch it. Sure they can’t catch everything right now but its a really positive start.
 It’s a big mission, but the boys are positive it can be done.

In fact, they’re doing it right now.

How does Seabin work?
The Seabin is located in the water and is fixed to a floating dock. There is a shore based water pump on the dock running on shore power.

The water pump creates a flow of water into the bin bringing with it all floating rubbish and debris. The rubbish/debris is caught in a natural fibre catch bag and the water is then sucked out the bottom of the bin and up to the water pump where it is then pumped back into the marina.

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The Seabin is a revolution in ocean cleaning garbage collecting bin. It helps to create cleaner oceans with healthier marine life.
Some exciting news about the project is that the boys just hit 6.2 million views on their startup video.  And have also just heard news from a potential manufacturer that it will be feasible to make the seabins from 80-100 % recycled plastics.
 There are 4 days left for you to donate to the Seabin project and from the response they’ve had from it already, this new little invention looks to be an ocean game changer…



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*All images sources from The Seabin Project

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