What’s a Sea Bin? The Sea Bin unit acts as a floating garbage bin skimming the surface of the water by pumping water into the device. The Sea Bin can intercept floating debris, macro and microplastics, and even microfibres with an additional filter. By acting as a trash skimmer, the Seabin is also able to clean the water from contaminated organic material (leaves, seaweed, etc…).
It can also be equipped with oil absorbent pads. These pads are able to absorb petroleum-based surface oils and detergent predominant in most marinas around the world. Sea Bin is designed to be installed in the water of marinas, Yacht Clubs and ports. Basically, it can serve in any water body with a calm environment and services available.
How does it work? Water is sucked in from the surface and passes through a catch bag inside the Seabin. A submersible water pump is capable of displacing 25.000 Lph (litres per hour) while it’s plugged directly into an electrical outlet. The water is then pumped back into the marina leaving litter and debris trapped in the catch bag.
The Seabin can catch around 4 kilos of floating debris per day or 1.4 tons per year. Depending on weather and debris volumes it can filter microplastics down to 2 mm small.