Clean Our Shores: Automated Rubbish Bin that Catches Floating Rubbish, Oil, Fuel and Detergents
The Seabin is an automated marina rubbish collection device located in the water of marinas collecting all floating rubbish, oils, fuels and detergents… 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. It has been designed for use in marinas, private pontoons, inland waterways, residential lakes, harbours, waterways, ports and yacht clubs.
The product is still in testing phase and is researching how best to power it. Here is the current status on power:
“At the moment for ease of use we are using 220vlt shore power. But we are researching alternative power sources to enable the Seabin to have a lower carbon footprint. Our goal is to have the Seabin produced in the most eco-friendly way possible using sustainable materials and energy.
“Imagine we have a Seabin made entirely of our own captured and recycled plastics and powered by wind, wave or solar… this is our goal! But we need help to develop the Seabin. We launched a Kickstarter campaign started November to help us achieve our goal”
The innovative product is the brainchild of Mallorca-based entrepreneurs Andrew Turton and Peter Ceglinski. The duo presented Seabin to the leisure marine industry at METSTRADE show in Amsterdam.
Commenting on the experience at the trade show, Ceglinski says: “The names of the marinas that have approached us is to numerous to write down here without leaving someone out. However the interest of the marinas is from all over the world! Belgium, Mexico, Guatemala, Canada, France, UK, Ireland, Australia, Norway, Sweden, Spain, Croatia, Turkey, Arab Emirates and Brazil.
Ceglinski told IBI that America’s Cup management has contacted them as well as various America’s Cup racing teams who want to incorporate the Seabin into their environmental schemes.