Incredible Challenge: Cleaning the Oceans – The Seabin Project

We deeply think that is through little initiatives that we can make big changes. GreenAdvisor supports all these people who want to build a better world. Today, we want to put the light on these two young Australian who challenged themselves to clean the oceans:

On January 19 2016, a study from the navigator Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the McKinsey office unveiled a sad reality at the occasion of the World Economic Forum: in 2050, there will be more plastic on the oceans than fish. This sad conclusion is due to the overproduction of plastic materials and its low recycling (only 5% of plastics are recycled effectively). According to the report, at least 8m tonnes of plastic end up into the oceans every year, and as things stand, it will be getting worst on the next decade, as the production should double in the next 20 years. And in 2050, the production should be almost four time more.

But citizens keep their spirits up face to the immeasurable level of pollution, and some of them even find ingenious solutions. Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinksi are two sea enthusiast Australians invented an automated bin, “the Seabin project” ables to salvage rubbish from waters. The machine is an automated rubbish bin that catches floating rubbish, oil, fuel and detergents. For now, the prototype is ready and they signed an agreement with a french industrial to develop, manufacture and ensure the worldwide distribution of Seabins.

The state of our oceans is alarming, and cleaning them is a big challenge, but that doesn’t mean that we should not try, and that is what those two Australians demonstrate through this innovative initiative.

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