We encounter pollution everywhere we go. Even the water bodies are choking because of this evil. While most of us wait for the government or the authorities to do something about it, two Australian surfers decided to take matters in their hands.
Pete Ceglinski and Andrew Turton, from Perth, were so sick of seeing all the garbage in the ocean that they designed and created a ‘Seabin’. As the name suggests, it’s a garbage bin for the water bodies. Don’t be surprised. If we can have trash cans on land why not a bin for oceans?
It took them four years to create and perfect it. The first prototype was built in 2015 after which they tried to raise funds for their project. And, as luck would have it, their project managed to rake in over $300,000 in two months through a crowd-funding campaign.
According to their website, “The V5 Seabin unit is a floating debris interception device designed to be installed in the water of marinas, Yacht Clubs, ports and any water body with a calm environment and services available.”
The Seabin can collect up to 1.5 kilograms of floating debris per day and can even catch particles as small as 2 millimetre in size. The device can collect up to 20 kilograms of garbage. It would require to be checked at least twice in a day and emptied as needed.
Each Seabin is capable of catching 90,000 plastic bags, 35,700 disposable cups, 16,500 plastic bottles and 166,500 plastic utensils per year. And, they are absolutely safe for the marine life. So, no cause for worry there.
Imagine the amount of trash that can be cleaned from the water bodies if hundreds of these are installed across the world!
So, what do you think of this invention? Do let us know.