The trash of the sea! An ecological trash can to clean the oceans, a project launched by two Australians

The Seabin sucks up floating garbage, oils, fuels and detergents. Designed to float in stagnant waters, it can be installed in marinas, canals, rivers, lakes and other ponds. This little gem of invention can even be hung appropriately on the back of a boat.

How does it work?

The “Seabin” is connected to a water pump installed on the mainland. It creates a slight aspiration. Placed “strategically” on the body of water to be treated, with the changing winds and the very weak currents, the detritus move and are sucked up gradually by this submersible trash.

In the submerged container, there is a bag made of fine mesh natural fibers . When it is filled, the person in charge of supervising the installation has only to recover it and change it by another bag (the time to empty and clean the first one, in order to reuse it later). The size of the bag has been thought of in a practical way, so that its use is easy and secure.

If the “Seabin” is full, it still works. The suction of the water simply attracts all the surrounding garbage against the craft and holds it there.

The motor that pumps the water can be adaptable in its use. Indeed, there is possibility of installing a filter that separates water and harmful liquids . The first is discarded in the target body of water, the second is stored for disposal or recycling.

The process is continuous and can operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The team has developed a prototype that works perfectly. However, having limited resources, they launched a fundraising campaign, via the Indiegogo e-marketing platform, in order to be able to launch a more consistent and efficient production.

Their goal: to be in good standing, and to start selling and exporting internationally, around the end of 2016. But also to raise awareness, inform, perform and show that positive initiatives can emerge and contribute to a better environment .

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