Seabin Project

  • Main problem:
    Plastic Pollution
  • Subproblem:
    Biodiversity loss, habitat destruction, ocean acidification, climate destruction
  • Consequence:
    Destruction of habitats
  • Solution:
    Clean-up, prevention, measurable impact, employment creation, education

The Seabin Project team is a dynamic and dedicated group who are working towards solutions by harnessing the knowledge and power of the world’s top experts in the field.
Community activation, education programs, data collection, scientific research and technology are the pillars from which we can have an influence. We need to turn off the tap first if we are ever to clean up the mess. It all started from a passion for the oceans and the hard realisation that human over-consumption and waste mismanagement was killing our oceans. This is how, Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski, two avid water lovers created the “Seabin” that would collect trash, oil, fuel and detergents.

Our mission statement is simple: To live in a world without the need for Seabins. It may seem like a contradiction but at the end of the day, marine litter should not be in the water in the first place. The idea was if there was rubbish bins on land, why not in the water? Over time, the scope of the project evolved into a comprehensive research, technology, and educational initiative with global interest and reach. The world’s marinas, ports and yacht clubs are the perfect place to start helping clean our oceans. With no huge open ocean swells or storms inside the marinas, these relatively controlled environments provide the perfect locations for Seabin installations. One of the goals for the Seabin Project is to provide practical and tangible solutions to reduce the plastics in our oceans which is one of the world’s greatest problems. Find out more about how our journey started with a simple idea:

If we can have rubbish bins on land then why not have them in the ocean?

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