Sea bin a first for WA

A UNIQUE floating rubbish bin, which effectively acts as a vacuum cleaner for the ocean, is being put to good use in waters off Western Australia for the first time.

According to an article on the ABC website, Perth surfers Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski garnered international attention in 2015 for their Seabin prototype, which was created after they became frustrated at the amount of rubbish floating in the ocean.

A successful crowd-funding campaign allowed the device to be produced commercially and the City of Cockburn, in Perth’s southern suburbs, has become the first WA council to buy one.

The city’s waste education officer, Nicki Ledger, said the Seabin at the Port Coogee boat marina had captured more than a dozen types of plastics in just over a week.

You can read the full article HERE.

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