The average consumer is no longer a stranger to the trash around them, which is why new initiatives like the 'Seabin Project' are aiming to help clean the oceans of the trash we have relinquished to them over the decades.
Working with a shore-based water pump, the 'Seabin Project' would sit in areas around marinas and docks to remove trash of any kind from the water in addition to even filtering out oil. This innovative approach to clean the oceans was brought about by two Australian surfers who grew tired of the detrimental effects ocean trash was having on the environment and their surfing endeavors.
While the 'Seabin Project' might not be an end-all-be-all solution to clean the oceans, it's definitely a great way to clean immediate areas and is helping to change mindsets around consumer lifestyles.
The 'Seabin Project' Aims to Clean the Oceans One Bucket at a Time
Michael Hemsworth — December 22, 2015 — Eco
References: seabinproject & gizmag