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Seabin Pty Ltd and Poralu Marine announce their partnership in the manufacturing of 'Seabin' a collector system of floating plastic waste
Published on 13/09/2016 à 15:12
Created by Andrew Turton, ocean lover, sailor, boat builder and Pete Ceglinski, industrial designer and surfer 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 including the children. The founders of Seabin Pty Ltd have developed the "Seabin" a collector of floating waste in the fight against plastic pollution at its source.
Seabin - Innovation in its simplicity
Fixed to a pontoon, the Seabin immersed in the water and connected to an electric pump which creates a flow to attract floating waste and hydrocarbons to the collector. Wastes are collected in a bag composed of natural fibers. A separator cleans 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.
Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski co-founders of Seabin Pty Ltd declared: "We are very pleased to enter into this partnership which comes after many years of research and testing. Our innovative and world first design and technology partnered with Poralu Marine brings us a recognized 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".
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In this fight against plastic pollution Seabin Pty Ltd´s design and development team is supported by the R&D team of Poralu Marine as well as its wide distribution network: the company is active in 18 countries on five continents, and has factories in France, Canada and Australia.
Fayçal Rezgui, Head of CEI the environmental branch of the Poralu Marine Group explains: "To remain a leader in our field we must be prepared for future challenges. 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."
The active marketing of Seabin will begin by the end of 2016.
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Plastic pollution ... a big deal
Data vary depending on continents and studies but the reported numbers are still staggering. Given estimation, around 300 000 million tonnes of plastic are discarded each year in aquatic environments; more than 5 trillion of all sized particles floating in our oceans; it takes between one century and one millennium to degrade these components; 1 million of marine animals including 200 thousand mammals die each year due to plastic pollution; microscopic compounds from degradation are ingested by marine life that we find on our plates ...
Seabin Pty Ltd
Seabin Pty Ltd, and Australian company with its research and development branch (Seabin Project) based in Palma de Mallorca, Spain is active in the protection of the marine environment through the development of innovative industrial technologies (Seabin), educational programs, partnerships promoting collective and individual actions to preserve aquatic environments.
The Seabin Project is the operations branch of Seabin Pty Ltd. Seabin Project will be leading the way in research, design and development of the seabin technologies and also helping pave the way to reducing plastics in our oceans with collaborative projects with other leading innovative groups in promoting ocean health, educative programs and also active in the re use of captured ocean plastics for new sustainable products using less virgin plastics. Although its still early days, the Seabin Project has captured the worlds attention with over 200 million video views on the promotional video alone and also a hugely successful crowdfunding campaign backed by thousands of ocean lovers around the world. The Seabin Project has been featured in all major news media around the world and has been translated into multiple languages also. The successful crowdfunding campaign was initiated to support our production and commercialization of the Seabins.
The marina industry has taken notice in a huge way and everyday the Seabin Project receives hundreds of requests for the Seabins to be installed in marinas all around the world.The future of better oceans is looking very bright with the Seabin Pty Ltd - Poralu Marine partnership
Poralu Marine & CIS
8,000 references over the five continents have lifted Poralu Marine among the leading international companies in the field of pontoons and harbor facilities.
Founded in 1982, Poralu Marine is a systems integrator for marinas that develops solutions and equipment in line with economic, social and environmental requirements of its customers. Poralu Marine was one of the first to use aluminum as the exclusive structure for pontoons. Thanks to a R & D and design Department using advanced technology, the company now offers a wide range of products: diving rafts, leisure pontoons, etc. ..., footbridges, catwalks, landing stages, etc. It is heavily engaged in the research and innovation of eco-friendly, sustainable, flexible, aesthetically pleasing solutions. Its subsidiary CEI, water treatment specialist with a high environmental biais, assists its clients in an active environmental approach. The ambition is to develop the future of ports and to provide customers with complete and autonomous solutions (pumping and water treatment, waste management, eco-lighter multi-purpose work, independent living platforms, marine renewable energy ...).
Based in Port (01) - France (headquarters), Poralu Marine has 120 employees and generated on the 2015/2016 financial year € 22.5 million of consolidated sales with 70% operated internationally.
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