Two Australians, Pete Ceglinski and Andrew Turton, have just launched the marketing of their Seabin, a garbage cans whose purpose is to trap waste that flood ports and coasts.
These surfers, passionate about the ocean, are boat builders, and product designers. Pete Ceglinski explained "I spent my childhood in the water and there is nothing worse than being surrounded by plastic. In another life I was a designer of products and I designed plastic objects. Then I realized we did not need that. Afterwards I met Andrew ... We left our jobs, gathered all our savings to make sure our project is realized".
The size of a conventional trash bin, the seabin is connected to an electric pump that sucks water. The water will then be filtered through a bag made of natural fibers that hold the waste. The Seabin can filter up to 1.5 kilograms of floating debris per day, even collecting microplastics with a diameter of 2 millimeters. With a capacity of 20 kilograms, it can work 7 days a week without interruption. Safe for marine life, the Seabin is destined for harbors where all kinds of garbage abound. Currently the prototype is ready to use and works perfectly, it has been tested in Palma de Mallorca (Balearic Islands), La Grande-Motte (France), and in the port of Porthsmouth (United Kingdom).
The designers of the Seabin Project, assisted by a French company specializing in port equipment, have just launched its marketing. The Seabin is for sale at 3,300 euros and is already successful. Depending on the size of the marina, it would take five to seven garbage cans to clean about two tons of garbage a year. A bright future awaits this revolutionary little trash!