What may look like not much more than a big pool drain may actually be the answer to cleaning up our oceans.
The appropriately named “Seabin” project is an attempt at cleansing the world’s oceans, one dirty trash bag, bottle, or plastic tub at a time.
The Seabin was developed by two surfer dudes from down under. Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski have spent the majority of their lives out on the oceans. After noticing increasing amounts of garbage while “hanging ten,” the two decided to quit their day jobs and pursue a solution to the world’s ocean trash problem.
Their trash sucking prototype is designed to be positioned in marinas, harbors, and other “high use” catch points for trash and other debris.
The prototype is designed to be fixed to a dock and run by a pump. The pump reportedly creates a suction flow of water that can attract trash and other debris from a distance around the Seabin’s location.
“It catches everything floating from plastic bottles to paper, oils, fuel and detergent,” ABC Australia reports.
The project is gaining momentum, having raised more than $50,000 from supporters thus far. Their intentions are to take this to a more operational level, installing numerous Seabins worldwide.
The Seabin is made entirely from recycled material itself, so perhaps as new trash comes in, new Seabins will be the result!
What do you think? Could this be the answer to trash in our waterways?