In 2021, EcoCaffe donations to the Seabin Project for Cleaner Ocean has removed 164.4 kg of plastic so far!
Over 160 million tons of plastic is produced each year to create single-use disposable items and packaging.
With no established system to close the loop, this has led to over 70 years of accumulation of plastics in landfill (40%) and the environment (32%), with only 10% being recycled.
Plastics end up in waterways and oceans, breaking down into ever smaller pieces called micro-plastics, well known for entering the food chain through the water, air and food that we consume.
Seabin Smart Tech, similar to a rubbish bin X pool skimmer, removes floating plastics as small as 2mm, filtering 600,000L of water per day from oil and surface pollutants.
How does the Seabin work?
The Seabin moves up and down with the range of tide collecting all floating rubbish. Water is sucked in from the surface and passes through a catch bag inside the Seabin, with a submersible water pump capable of displacing 25.000 Lph (liters per hour), plugged directly into either a 110V or 220V outlet. The water is then pumped back into the marina leaving litter and debris trapped in the catch bag.
The Seabin can catch an estimated 3.9 Kgs of floating debris per day or 1.4 tons per year (depending on weather and debris volumes) including microplastics down to 2 mm small.
The Seabin unit is a “trash skimmer” designed to be installed in the water of Marinas, Yacht Clubs, Ports and any water body with a calm environment and suitable services available.
The unit acts as a floating garbage bin skimming the surface of the water by pumping water into the device. The Seabin V5 can intercept: floating debris, macro and microplastics and even micro fibres with an additional filter. By acting as a trash skimmer, the Seabin V5 is also able to clean the water from contaminated organic material (leaves, seaweed, etc…).
The Seabin V5 is easily equipped with oil absorbent pads able to absorb petroleum-based surface oils and detergent predominant in most marinas around the world.
What are the statistics?
- Captured an estimated 1.4 tons of debris per year
- Catch bag can hold up to 20 kg
- Running cost around $3 a day
- Made from recyclable material
Here are some details about the Seabin "Daily Catch":
- 11,647 plastic utensils is what the Seabin can catch per year.
- Cigarette butts are the most common caught item in the Seabins
- Micros plastics 2 mm in size are caught in the Seabin
- Micro fibres are now being successfully trialled using 2 stage 1:5 filters
If you want to find out more about the Seabins maybe for your Mariana, you can contact Seabin here.