Genius Trash that Cleans Ocean
Two Australian surfers have quit their jobs and come up with a brilliant solution to combat the millions of tons of trash in our oceans.
Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski invented Seabin it is an ocean-cleaning device so simple and effective, we’re wondering why it took so long.
The water filtration system is much like what you’d find in a fish tank, but it has the potential to clean up an entire ocean:
The Seabin can be installed at any floating dock and is designed to suck up any trash or oil floating nearby in harbors.
The concept is simple: A bucket, as seen in the video above, connects to a water pump, sucking in any floating trash inside a removable mesh bag.This is how it works:
There is also an optional oil-water separator system inside the pump. It can remove oil and detergents from the seawater before spitting it back into the ocean — pollution-free — through the other side of the pump.