A floating garbage can
Seabin can be translated literally into French by sea bin. Winner of the DAME Award 2017 for port and shipyard equipment at the METS, it is a system for collecting floating waste in marinas. It consists of an envelope similar to a rotomoulded plastic waste bin, connected to the platform by a metal structure. Inside the casing, a yellow toroidal float, also made of rotomoulded plastic, holds a recycled plastic net flush with the water. A pump, with a capacity of 25,000 l/h, located at the bottom of the device, creates a vacuum and draws the floating waste inside the basket into the nearby port. The power supply of the pump can be done autonomously with the help of a solar panel, a wind turbine or a turbine depending on the location.
500 kg of waste per year
The model awarded at METS is the Seabin V5. Designed to operate at a daily cost of 90 cents, it can collect debris larger than 2 mm. The maximum annual harvest is estimated at 500 kg.
A Made In France product
The Seabin V5 is produced by the French group Poralu. Rotomoulded elements are made by Rotax, member of the group. While the first copies of the Seabin V5 are available in pre-order, final sales should start in early 2018. The unit price announced is 3 300 € HT. The brand will be able to rely on Poralu's client portfolio of marina managers for its development.