Waterways and harbors in the world could soon be much cleaner thanks to the introduction of world-class Seabin equipment at the Port of Porsmouth. The device has been developed by a pair of Australian surfers and works by sucking various types of pollution (including oil) and removing only clean water.
The invention of Seabin was first introduced in December 2015. To fund this project, the founders Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski registered their project on the crowdfunding IndieGoGo. In a short time they managed to collect 115% of the requested amount.
With a budget of more than € 225,000, Andrew and Pete are ready to follow their plans and start cleaning the harbours with their natural fiber waste bin, which is equipped with an automatic pump. The device was designed with respect to sea animals safety – only impurities and chemical pollution are collected on the surface of the water; fish and other aquatic animals will remain safe.
Seabin is able to collect about 1.5kg of waste per day and has a total capacity of 12kg, which means that one basket can collect 20,000 plastic bottles or 83,000 plastic bags per year.