The Seabin project

Meet the Seabin

The SeaBin plastic collection device located at UKSA in Cowes

What is it?

The Seabin was developed by the Seabin Project, which was crowd funded in 2016. This floating debris interception device is a revolution in ocean cleaning technology, helping to create cleaner oceans with healthier marine life. The Seabin has been installed on a floating dock in the UKSA marina. This strategic positioning enables the wind and the currents to push the debris directly to the Seabin.

Plastic floating in the ocean

What does it collect?

The Seabin catches an estimated 1.5kgs of floating debris per day (depending on weather and debris volumes) including micro-plastics up to 2 mm small. The catch bag has a capacity of 20kg. The Seabin also has the potential to collect a percentage of oils and pollutants floating on the water surface.

Did you know?
  • Approx. 10–20 million tons of plastic end up in the oceans each year.
  • It’s estimated that 5.25 trillion plastic particles are currently in our oceans.
  • Plastic in the oceans is estimated to weight 268,940 tons.
  • Plastic pollution affects all sea animals and birds.
A group shot of the NCS students dressed in yellow and raising money for Earl Mountbatten Hospice

How did we get it?

For their community project, our NCS students chose to raise awareness of the Seabin Project. Due to their hard work in attracting support, we received a substantial donation from a kind donor to help fund the Seabin Project.

Over the course of the year, we will collect all waste to measure the impact of the installation.  The contents will be sorted into what is reusable and what is not.  We will brainstorm ideas with our students and work on creative ways to re-use and re-purpose the contents.