Device Removes Trash Floating Near The Shore Before it Reaches Sea

Device Removes Trash Floating Near The Shore Before it Reaches Sea

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Plastic Pollution picker upper Kickstarter Seabin

A water-level trashcan has been designed to catch pollution close to shore before it can make its way into rivers, lakes and oceans.

The Seabin is something of an industrial-scale swimming pool cleaner —designed to collect trash like plastic bottles and bags, and even floating fuel at the edges of marinas and harbors. Simply attach it to the end of the pier so that it sits just below the waterline.

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Debris and liquids are sucked into the bin where a natural fiber “catch bag” filters the water. A user can then dispose of or recycle the pollution properly.

The water is continually pumped out through a pipe and into a device that separates oil, fuel, and other liquids before releasing the water.

In the four years of testing their invention, Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski have never caught or harmed any fish with the device. They’re working with a marine biologist to see how it may affect microscopic sea life.

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The sea-loving surfers recently raised nearly $268,000 in a successful Indiegogo campaign to bring their product to market. They plan to have the first Seabins ready for delivery next month.

At $3,800 each, they’re designed for large scale operations like Yacht Clubs and Marinas.

(WATCH the video from Seabin Project below) — Photo, Seabin Project

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