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What Is It?

The Seabin is an advanced aquatic “trash skimmer” designed to be installed in the water of Marinas, Yacht Clubs, ports and nearly any body of water.

  • Floating garbage bin, pumping surface water through the unit.

  • Intercepts floating debris, macro and microplastics (microfibres w/ extra filter).

  • Able to clean contaminated organic material (leaves, seaweed, etc…).

  • Easily equipped with absorbent pads for petroleum-based surface oils and detergent.

The Purpose

"The mission statement is simple: To live in a world without the need for Seabins.  It may seem like a contradiction but at the end of the day, marine litter should not be in the water in the first place." 

How It Works

The Seabin's Potential

Data collected has expressed a significant amount of pollutants caught, whether it be cigarettes, plastic bags, or even hazardous surface chemicals such oil. 


The bins have the capacity to collect pollution with a variety of shapes and sizes with its durability to withhold a 20 L container with water flow, to its carefully constructed filtration being able to contain tiny microplastics.

Its vast potential makes it a fitting technology for nearly any calm water environment. 

How It Works


"Water is sucked in from the surface and passes through a catch bag inside the Seabin, with a submersible water pump capable of displacing 25.000 Lph (liters per hour), plugged directly into either a 110V or 220V outlet. The water is then pumped back into the marina leaving litter and debris trapped in the catch bag."

Is The Seabin Right for You?

Environmental Requirements

  • Currents less than 1.5 knots

  • Maximum wave height of less than .3 meters (1 ft)

  • Water level greater than 1.2 meters at lowest point of tide rage

  • Power supply located nearby

  • Must be installed on floating pontoons

  • Voltage: 110V/220V

  • Requires 500W

  • Staff member to maintain bin daily


  • Efficient and consistent: Runs 24/7 and collects on average 8.5 lbs of trash a day

  • Catches 1.4 tons a year

  • Costs equivalent of less than $3 a day

  • Educational opportunities: investing in the Seabin puts you ahead as an environmentally conscious organization

  • Financial: it takes less labor/work to empty Seabin filters than it would to use nets to manually collect pollution

Are you an aquatic-based business or community wondering if the Seabin is right for you? Take a look at some of its key features and consider how it could fit in and benefit you!

Let The Case Study Speak For Itself

Seabins were implemented in two locations, Mooloolaba Wharf and Mooloolaba Marina.

In Just a Month's Time It Collected...

  • 22,350 polystyrene balls

  • 2,377 plastic pieces

  • 1,331 cigarette butts

  • 368 food wrappers

  • 84 straws

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