Sea bins have been situated in Port Solent and Gosport Marinas
Plastic pollution is one of the most significant threats to ocean health worldwide. In spite of society’s many efforts to properly dispose of plastic waste, between 4 and 12 million metric tons of plastic waste enter the ocean each year, enough to cover every foot of coastline on the planet. And that amount is expected to more than double in the next ten years.
Everyone can do something to reduce the amount of plastic that enters the ocean. You will be pleased to know that environmental consultancy and contract manager, Helistrat are aiming to tackle and prevent plastic pollution in the South, by installing sea bins in Port Solent and Gosport marinas. Each bin can collect up to half a tonne of floating debris per year including microplastics as small as 2mm.
A submersible water pump will be found inside the bin will suck water in from the surface. This will then pass through a catch bag inside the Sea bin and then pumped back into the marina leaving litter and debris trapped inside! The Sea bins will then be emptied twice a day and recycled; the non-recyclable material will be used to offset fossil fuels in the production of energy.
We hope that this will help tackle marine plastic waste this year!