Not your average garbage bin

By Kelly Jirsa

Not your average garbage bin
Two Australian surfers tired of dealing with dangerous and unsightly ocean pollution engineered an incredible invention.

The Seabin is designed to collect floating rubbish, oil, fuel and detergents from marinas, private pontoons, inland lakes, harbours, water ways, ports and yacht clubs, where it can be fitted and emptied.

The bin is installed at the water’s surface and pumps automatically and continuously 24 hours a day 7 days a week, only requiring regular removal of the collected debris from the ‘catch bag’, like your ordinary bin at home. The difference is though that not only does it collect floating debris, but you can split oil and chemicals from the water returning clean water back to the ocean.

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Image: www.seabinproject.com

 

If the bin fills up quickly debris is still drawn to the bin, so you won’t loose any suction and still collect while you get ready to remove the rubbish responsibly.

The Seabin Project began crowdfunding on Indiegogo on with the aim of raising $230,000, with two days to go (as of today) they have surpassed their goal and have reached 110% so far.

 

 

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