The Seabin project was started by two Australian surfers who want to help clean the ocean. They want to start using the seabin in controlled environments like marines, ports, and yacht clubs. As there aren’t usually any huge storms in these areas and they can be relatively easy to control. Also the seabins are less likely to be damaged in these areas.
The Seabin is situated at the surface of the water and is plumbed into a shore based water pump. The water gets sucked into the bucket pulling floating trash and floating liquids into the bucket. The trash stays in the bucket while the water and other liquids get pumped into an oil/water separator. Allowing clean water to flow back through a pipe into the ocean. The seabin can work at all hours of the day and can easily be maintained by one marina worker. It is a cost effective way to help the overall health of the oceans. This may be the future of cleaning our oceans.