The first of a fleet of six new Seabins has been installed at Whitehaven Marina in Cumbria.
Driven forward by the staff and young people of the Whitehaven Harbour Youth Project, this plastic pollution fighting solution has been funded by Sellafield Ltd’s Social Impact, Multiplied programme.
“We’re really pleased to have been able to add six Seabins to Whitehaven Marina, making it the largest Seabin installation in the world, along with Sydney and Dubai,” says Stephen Walter from the Youth Project. “These Seabins will remove both large scale and micro plastics from the water, collecting 2kg of waste before it needs to be emptied. At the moment we’re emptying it two or three times a day, which gives you an idea of the scale of the problem we’re tackling.
“The waste ends up in the marina by washing in from the culverts that run under the town, and also from the side of the marina itself. The Seabins are a huge support in removing unwanted waste from the marina, and subsequently stopping it before it goes out to sea and causing further damage to the environment.”
The remaining Seabins will be installed at a rate of one per month.
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