Published: Tuesday, 15 March 2016

French manufacturer of marina equipment Poralu Marine is partnering with innovative technologies company Seabin Pty Ltd in the development, manufacturing and worldwide distribution of Seabin – a collector system of floating plastic waste for marinas, ports and bodies of water around the world.

Poralu Marine Partners With Seabin Pty Ltd 1

(Photo: Project Seabin)

This eco-friendly and innovative solution will be launched at the end of 2016.

Created by sailor and boat builder Andrew Turton and industrial designer Pete Ceglinski, Seabin Pty Ltd - through its branch The Seabin Project - aims to fight against water pollution by means of innovative technologies and educational activities for businesses, communities and individuals.

While fixed to a pontoon, the Seabin (immersed in water and connected to an electric pump) creates a flow to attract floating waste and hydrocarbons to the collector. Waste is then collected in a bag composed of natural fibers. A separator will then clean the water that will be released from hydrocarbons. Once full, the bag waste and pollutants container are emptied by maintenance personnel then replaced in the Seabin.

“We are very pleased to enter into this partnership which comes after many years of research and testing,” says Seabin Co-founders Turton and Ceglinkski. “Our innovative and world first design and technology partnered with Poralu Marine brings us a recognised expertise worldwide and its support shows the relevance of our approach. Together, we can develop high quality Seabins to fit the needs of users and with eco-responsible materials. Moreover, Poralu ́s extensive global distribution network will allow us to be closer to our customers and thus to limit our carbon footprint. It was essential for us having a sustainable approach combining quality and responsibility to all levels from production to distribution.”

In this fight against plastic pollution Seabin Pty Ltd ́s design and development team is supported by the Research & Development team of Poralu Marine, as well as its wide distribution network.

"To remain a leader in our field we must be prepared for future challenges,” says Poralu Marine Group’s Head of the Environmental Branch Fayçal Rezgui. “Plastic pollution is a large and predominant one. In the group, we are investing for many years in the development of eco-friendly solutions. Therefore it seemed natural to support Seabin Pty Ltd because Pete and Andrew have put their hearts into this and they were able to provide a realistic and affordable solution. We aim to co-develop the Seabin system in order to meet the specific needs of our customers. This partnership is just the beginning of a long term collaboration for both companies.”

Check out video of the Seabin in action: