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A pair of Aussie surfers have spent the last decade designing a system to clean trash from the oceans, and they came up with an elegantly simple concept.

The SeaBin is basically a pool skimmer for the ocean. Using a water pump, a floating bucket, and a specially designed mesh net, the bin can suck trash into it’s collection bin while being safe for marine life in the area. The goal is to get SeaBin in marinas around the world. Why marinas?

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We start close to the source of the problem in a controlled environment.

The marinas, ports and yacht clubs are the perfect place to start helping clean our oceans. There are no huge open ocean swells or storms inside the marinas, its a relatively controlled environment. The wind and currents are constantly moving the floating debris around in our oceans and in every port, marina or yacht club there is always some pollution heavy areas based on the predominant wind and current directions.

By working with these marinas , ports and yacht clubs we can locate the seabin in the perfect place and mother nature brings us the rubbish to catch it. Sure we cant catch everything right now but its a really positive start.

It’s a big mission, but it can be done. In fact, we’re doing it right now.

Introducing the Seabin

This is genius! Here's to clean oceans for future generations. ??Video: The Seabin project

Posted by Mpora on Thursday, February 25, 2016