Sea 'bins' tackle oceanic litter
The Seabin Project (Australia / EU)
Paola Marcon,
 General Manager Spain

A simple but effective solution to tackling ocean waste, the Seabin Project was created by two surfers who were tired of seeing debris in the waters they spent so much time in. Placed just below the surface of the water, Seabins use a small submersible pump to draw water and any nearby debris into its removable bag, which is made of recycled plastic mesh. As the Seabin Project continues to gain momentum, its vision expands beyond individual Seabins to address the root causes of ocean pollution. The project aims to scale up its impact by collaborating with governments, industries, and communities to implement systemic changes. The European team, including General Manager of Spain Paola Marcon, is particularly focused on creating systemic change in the important coastal city of Barcelona. By promoting extended producer responsibility, the project seeks to hold industries accountable for the plastic waste they generate and encourage the adoption of sustainable packaging solutions.