April 15, 2021
The Seabin is placed in the water and fixed to a dock with the upper part of the device on the same level as the water’s surface. Thanks to the wind’s spontaneous force as well as currents and the device’s strategic positioning, debris is sucked directly into it. The water pump connected to its base is capable of treating 25,000 litres of seawater an hour.
Waste is collected in its bag, which can hold up to 20kg, whilst water runs through the pump and returns to sea. When the bag is full, it is emptied and cleaned. The device works 24 hours a day and is therefore able to remove more trash than a person using a collection net. Even though it can’t be used in the open sea, as it requires electricity, it is extremely effective in areas such as ports as these are “accumulation points” in which most sea waste converges.