Surfers develop trash can for the ocean

Surfers develop trash can for the ocean

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We have seen many ideas for how to clean up waste, from an aqua drone that ‘swallows’ floating rubbish to a IoT garbage bin that automatically sorts waste and collects data. But the ocean remains one area in need of more ideas for cleanup. The latest solution comes from Australia. While preparing for a regatta, Andrew ‘Turtle’ Turton had an idea: “If we can have a rubbish bin on land then why not have one in the water?” Together with surfer and product designer Pete Ceglinski, Turtle founded the Seabin Project to try and find an answer to this question. The two designed and built the Seabin – a floating trash can. Water and litter is sucked into the Seabin, then the water is pumped back out, leaving the litter trapped in a catch bag for collection and disposal. It can collect 1.5kg of debris a day, and holds up to 12kg before it needs emptying.

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