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Seabin is a floating rubbish bin that collects garbage from the sea. It’s designed to be near ports, marinas, and yacht clubs.
Rubbish and debris are brought into the bin thanks to a pump which creates a flow of water. They are then collected in a catch bag. The product has been tested for four years and the company says they’ve never had fish caught up in the bin. Seabin is now being trialled at various European ports and will be available to buy for around £2,500.
Most of these plastic six-pack rings end up in our oceans and pose a serious threat to wildlife.
Together with Saltwater Brewery, a small craft beer brand in Florida whose primary target are surfers fishermen and people who love the sea, we decided to tackle the issue head on and make a statement for the whole beer industry to follow. We ideated, designed, prototyped and manufactured Edible Six Pack Rings. A six-pack packaging design that instead of killing animals, feeds them.
«Protecting the natural environment is at the heart of what we do. It is the driver behind our efforts to remove large amounts of plastic pollution from the world’s oceans. Hence, safeguarding sea life has been the number one driver behind our technology.
We designed the systems to be inherently safe for marine life in four ways. Firstly, the systems move through the ocean at extremely low speeds – slow enough for creatures to swim away. Secondly, because the screen is impenetrable, the current will flow underneath the screen, guiding with it organisms that can’t actively move, while the plastic (which floats) remains inside the system. Thirdly, as the screen is not a net, sea life cannot become entangled. Finally, we will only remove the plastic from the water periodically, which means people will always be present to check for marine life before the plastic is lifted out of the water.»