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Funding Available for UK Seabin Installation Worth Over £5,000

22nd February 2021

A newly installed seabin, the device acts as a floating rubbish bin
A newly installed seabin, the device acts as a floating rubbish bin

The Seabin Project is providing funding for a Seabin and its installation in the UK, ideally in the London area to support cleaning up the capital’s waterways. This funding package is worth over £5,000.

An award-winning piece of technology, the Seabin acts as a floating rubbish bin, specifically designed to be installed in marinas, yacht clubs, inland waterways and harbours, or any calm body of water with access to electricity.

Applications for the funding are being accepted by the UK & Ireland Seabin supplier, Inland and Coastal Marina Systems (ICMS).

“We’re welcoming applications from credible projects and enthusiastic partners with locations in and around London that would benefit from the litter collecting capabilities of a Seabin,” says Bryan Stewart, from ICMS.

“This is a great opportunity for a charity, organisation or business to benefit from a very generous donation, helping to tackle the ongoing battle of waterborne waste in our rivers and harbours.

“We’re interested to hear from individuals or groups who can put forward a strong case for how a Seabin would help improve their local marine environment as well as help educate on the harm caused by plastic pollution.”

Made from recyclable materials, the Seabin sits in the water and moves up and down with the tide, collecting floating debris. Water is drawn in from the surface by a submersible water pump and passes through a fine mesh catch bag inside the Seabin.

To ensure optimum operation, a Seabin needs to be installed in a calm water location, within six metres of a mains power source as the pump plugs directly in either a 110V or 220V outlet.

Ideally, to manage variations in water height or tidal fluctuations, a Seabin is attached to an existing floating pontoon. As the funding only covers supply and installation of a Seabin, a resource to manage the everyday running of the Seabin, including regular emptying and occasional maintenance, needs to be readily available.

To apply for the funding from the Seabin Project, interested parties should contact Bryan Stewart via [email protected] with the contact details of their organisation, and an outline of where the Seabin would be installed and the benefits that it would bring in the local area.

For more information on the Seabin click here

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