The Department of the Environment, Heritage and Climate Change installed Gibraltar’s first Seabins at the Small Boats Marina.
Seabins are a floating debris interception devices that collect litter by drawing in water from the sea surface which then passes through a catch bag. Each device has the ability to collect over ½ a ton of floating debris per year, including micro plastics that are up to 2mm small.
It is hoped that the Seabin Pilot Project will encourage the deployment of Seabins in all of Gibraltar’s marinas and help continue to raise awareness of marine pollution.
It is estimated that by 2050 the oceans will contain more plastic than fish; initiatives, like Seabins, are therefore important steps that can be taken to minimise our impact on the marine environment, while also ensuring that our marinas are kept clean.