Seabin will tackle ocean trash

Seabin will tackle ocean trash

The Royal Gazette, May 12, 2017

A new addition at the Hamilton Princess and Beach Club Marina will look to play a small part in cleaning up ocean trash.

The device – called a Seabin – is affixed to docks and marinas to siphon plastic, debris, detergents and oil from the water before they can make their way out to sea.

The first of its kind in Bermuda, it comes through a partnership between Butterfield and the Seabin Project, the organisation behind the device.

Curtis Dickinson, executive vice-president, group head of private banking at Butterfield, said that the Seavin will help play a small part against global problem.

“Our Oceans are in crisis,” Mr Dickinson said at a press conference marking the installation today. “They are literally awash in trash.”

According to Mr Dickinson, there are currently 5.25 trillion pieces of trash in the world’s oceans. Another eight million tons are added annually he said.

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