Joining the world-first project to take care of our oceans
The ‘Seabin Project’ have a simple mission statement: to live in a world without the need for Seabins. With the objective of creating a pollution-free ocean for future generations, the project has seen huge growth and support since its inception in 2015.
It may have started as a simple idea: creating rubbish bins for the oceans to collect debris, waste, oil, fuel and detergents. Now, with the help and support of volunteers and investors, there are seabins being installed across the world, and the project has expanded to include crucial data monitoring, education, and prevention. Those behind the project also have a key voice in encouraging government accountability and responsibility for the condition of our oceans.
On 14 October 2020, a Seabin was officially installed at Manly Yacht Club, just out the front of the Manly Sailing office. The Seabin was “turned on” by Zalli Steggal MP and was funded by Patagonia Australia. The Seabin, which is located on the floating pontoon on the wharf, will collect roughly 4.5kg of rubbish per day, and will also be used by researches to collect important data about water quality in the area. The bin is pumped through the yacht club’s brand new solar panels.
There are now 23 seabins across 5 locations in Sydney. Over the next 12 months, these seabins will capture 28 tonnes of marine debris, and will filter 4.3 billion litres of water to for microplastics, plastic fibres and more.
We’re excited to have a Seabin installed so close to Manly Sailing, and we love that you can see the impact that it is having already. The Seabin Project is an incredible initiative with potential to create a lasting and crucial impact on the health of our oceans.