06 Dec The Installation of Jamaica’s first ever Seabin
On Friday, October 19, 2018, JEP, in association with our international partner Wartsila, launched Jamaica’s first ever Seabin at the Montego Bay Marine Park!
The Seabin is a docked, submersible garbage bin that collects floating debris, surface oil and pollutants in the water. Water is sucked in from the surface by an electric pump and passes through the catch bag filter inside the Seabin. The water is then pumped back into the ocean leaving litter and debris trapped in the catch bag. The Seabin Project is an international initiative to help keep our oceans cleaner and can collect up to a half tonne of debris per year including microplastics up to 2 mm small. The Seabin was designed particularly with the aim to protect our marine life which is affected by pounds of garbage that enter our oceans each year.
We hope that through this initiative we will decrease marine pollution and encourage Jamaicans to play their part as we champion for cleaner oceans.