New ‘seabins’ are busy filtering trash from Ala Wai Harbor

New devices are removing plastic and trash from Ala Wai Boat Harbor. This smart tech is being trialed at Ala Wai Harbor in the hope to help to combat plastic po
Updated: Aug. 21, 2020 at 11:03 AM HST
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - There's a new effort in Hawaii to keep marine debris like plastics and other trash out of our oceans.

The Seabin Project launched in Hawaii this summer with two new trash collecting bins installed at the Ala Wai Harbor. The smart tech is being trialed in Hawaii thanks to Hawaii Volcanic Water.

The Seabin is essentially a cross between a rubbish bin and a pool skimmer.

It sits mounted to a pontoon, slightly below the surface of the water, sucking the water through and out the bottom and catching debris — from big larger pieces of trash to microplastics — along the way.

The Seabin can filter 600,000 liters per day.

The project is looking for businesses and other partners to install more Seabins after the initial pilot project. You can learn more online.

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