The technology group Wärtsilä has installed a Seabin at the Dubai Marina Yacht Club as part of its mission to install the Seabin Project’s floating rubbish bins around the world. This is one of the first fully-functional Seabins to be installed in the Middle East, said Wärtsilä. The innovative floating rubbish bins located in the water at marinas, docks, yacht clubs and commercial ports collect all floating rubbish by drawing in water from the surface. The water is then pumped back into the marina, leaving litter and debris trapped in the catch bag in the Seabin to be disposed of properly.
The Seabin also has the potential to collect oils and other pollutants floating on the water surface. These rubbish bins currently use low energy submersible water pumps that can utilise conventional, alternative and clean energy sources that may include solar, wave or wind power, depending on the location and available technology. The campaign will see upwards of 35 Seabins being installed in over 25 countries, which means that every year 49 tons of marine litter or the equivalent of 10 million plastic bags will be prevented from entering our oceans just by the Wartsila Seabins alone.
“Our purpose is to enable sustainable societies with smart technology. This includes cooperating with like-minded individuals and companies, like Pete Ceglinski and the Seabin Project, to develop and implement new environmental technology, said Seppo Hautajoki, Managing Director of Wärtsilä UAE.
“The Seabin project will make a huge difference, collecting all floating rubbish, oils, fuel, debris to tackle a local problem that has global implications,” said Philip Sather, Director of Operations, Dubai Marina Yacht Club.