Whitehaven Harbour secures seventh ‘Seabin’ to capture marine waste

Whitehaven Harbour secures seventh ‘Seabin’ to capture marine waste.

Whitehaven Harbour Youth Project has already secured the installation of 6 of the ocean-cleaning Seabins and last week they installed the 7th.

Several young people from the youth project had identified the need to address the issue of litter entering the marina in Whitehaven Harbour.

During their research they identified a product called a Seabin which could help to tackle the issue and they successfully raised funding to purchase one and install it into Whitehaven Marina back in 2019.

The Seabin is a large bucket shaped device containing a mesh net and oil filters which attaches to a pontoon in a marina and gently draws water through an opening in the top and out of the bottom in a way which poses no threat to marine life.

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