Effectiveness or Ecological Impact
The Seabin removes an estimated 1.5 tons of waste per year and its catch bag holds 20kg (Seabin Project - Cleaner Oceans for a Brighter Future, n.d.).
It collects up to 1.4 tons of plastic/year, or 3.9 kg of plastic/day. It collected up to 3.6 tons/day in total (Winterstetter et al., 2021)
There is a high amount of bycatch (n = 573 animals) (Paris et al., 2022).
“Seabin project—Cleaner oceans for a brighter future,” n.d
Winterstetter, A., Grodent, M., Kini, V., Ragaert, K., & Vrancken, K. C. (2021). A Review of Technological Solutions to Prevent or Reduce Marine Plastic Litter in Developing Countries. Sustainability, 13(9), Article 9. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13094894
Paris, A., Kwaoga, A., & Hewavitharane, C. (2022). An assessment of floating marine debris within the breakwaters of the University of the South Pacific, Marine Studies Campus at Laucala Bay. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 174, 113290. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.113290;