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The UK’s first ‘Seabin’ Can Collect Over 80,000 Plastic Bottles A Year From The Ocean

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For the first time in history, a plastic-collecting ‘seabin’ has been installed in British waters to help fight the growing number of pollutants in our oceans – estimated to be around eight million metric tons from landfill every year.

The seabin, installed in Portsmouth harbour, near the pontoon of Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) team, collects and disposes of all manner of debris including bottles, plastic bags and cigarette butts.

With a capacity of up to 1.5kg a day, the bin can hold up to 12kg at full capacity, collecting the equivalent of 20,000 bottles or 83,000 bags per annum.

 

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http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/seabin-portsmouth-collect-plastic-bottles-a-year-from-the-ocean_uk_59df2bd9e4b0fdad73b21ccb?ncid=engmodushpmg00000004