Second Seabin Installed in Southsea Marina
Portsmouth based environmental consultancy and contract manager, Helistrat, along with Premier Marina’s has installed a second Seabin at Southsea Marina.
The new bin can collect up to ½ tonne of floating debris per year, including microplastics as small as 2mm. A submersible water pump, capable of displacing 25 litres per hour, sucks water in from the surface. This passes through a catch bag inside the Seabin and is then pumped back into the marina leaving litter and debris trapped inside.
The bin will be emptied twice a day by one of the Southsea team and on retrieval from the water, the material from the Seabin catch bag is sorted to extract recyclable materials, including plastics, which are sent to re-processors.
Helistrat and Premier Marinas takes their commitment to the environment very seriously and the installation of this second bin is part of the both companies initiative to work towards a cleaner, sustainable marine environment.
Helistrat has been working with Graham Bristowe, Premier’s Portsmouth Harbour General Manager on this campaign who said, “We are thrilled to have our second Seabin up and running. With the current focus on plastics in the marina environment, it is important that we are embracing new technologies to help tackle marine waste. This forms part of Premier’s and Helistrat’s commitment to environmental sustainability.”
About Premier Marinas
Established in 1994, Premier Marinas owns and operates nine of the UK’s most prestigious marinas. All based on the South Coast, locations include: Eastbourne, Brighton, Chichester, Southsea, Port Solent, Gosport and Endeavour Quay boatyard, Swanwick, Noss on Dart and Falmouth in Cornwall. With over 5,000 berths combined, Premier Marina strives to be the finest marina operator in the UK, providing first-class boat storage services and quality boatyard facilities at all its marinas.