SeaBin, supplied by Inland and Coastal Marina Systems in the UK and Ireland
An essential tool in the fight against ocean plastics, the SeaBin is an award-winning piece of technology which acts as a floating rubbish bin. Designed to be installed in marinas, yacht clubs and harbours or any calm body of water with access to electricity, this must have marine accessory is supplied in the UK and Ireland by Inland and Coastal Marina Systems.
Each SeaBin has the capacity to catch:
- 90,000 plastic bags per year
- 35,700 disposable cups per year
- 16,500 plastic bottle per year
- 166,500 plastic utensils per year
The Seabin sits in the water and moves up and down with the range of the tide, collecting all floating debris. Water is drawn in from the surface and passes through a fine mesh catch bag inside the SeaBin, with a submersible water pump capable of displacing 25,000 litres per hour, plugged directly into either a 110V or 220V outlet.
Made from recyclable material, a SeaBin will catch floating litter such as plastic bottles, crisp packets and sweet wrappers as well as intercepting microfibres and microplastics as small as 2mm in diameter.
Easily equipped with oil absorbent pads, the SeaBIn is also able to absorb petroleum-based surface oils and detergent predominant in most marinas and harbours around the world.
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), but can cost as little as 80p a day to run. Cigarette butts are the most commonly caught item in the SeaBin.
Worldwide there are 860 SeaBins in use across multiple marinas and harbours. Most recently in the UK SeaBins have been installed at MDL Marinas’ Ocean Village Marina (in conjunction with the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust and DP World Southampton) and at Leicester Outdoor Pursuit Centre on the River Soar. Six SeaBins have also been installed this year at Whitehaven Marina in Cumbria – a record number of SeaBins in one location in the UK.
Find out more
Inland and Coastal Marina Systems is the exclusive supplier of SeaBins in the UK and Ireland. For further information, or to arrange a demo, contact Bryan Stewart on email@example.com or visit inlandandcoastal.com