Bins Skim Plastic From the Ocean
An Australian surfer, Pete Ceglinski, was tired of swimming with plastic litter. So he created three-foot tall bins which he installed at a Los Angeles marina to remove the plastic pollution, Yo! Venice reports.
The Seabins are anchored in locations where winds and currents cause litter to build up. The top of each bin sits at the surface of the water, allowing it to work like a pool skimmer. According to Ceglinski, the bins installed at the marina have been collecting about 10 pounds of trash each day.
Ceglinski has been traveling along the California coast, installing Seabins and bringing attention to the problem of plastics littering the ocean. He says 720 Seabins have been installed in 40 countries around the world.