Monday, 9 December 2019
Bunbury waterways will be that little bit cleaner thanks to the install of the South West’s first ‘Seabin’ this week.
A concept developed by avid surfers and water lovers Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski, the Seabin is designed to collect trash, oil, fuel and detergents from waterways.
Bunbury’s inlet which doesn’t experience the open ocean swells or storms and has a relatively controlled environment will provide the perfect location for a Seabin installation.
Keep Australia Beautiful has provided funding support for the Seabin as part of its Council's Community Litter Grant Scheme.
In total 12 West Australian community groups received more than $48,000 in funding support as part of the scheme.
Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan thanked Keep Australia Beautiful for the grant.
“Bunbury’s waterways are iconic and the City of Bunbury continues to lead the way in waste management initiatives like the Seabin which keep our beautiful city pristine.”
Thanks to the generous support of the Bunbury Yacht Club the Seabin will be located on the floating boat ramp adjacent to the Yacht Club, a short distance from the Stirling Street Boat Ramp.
The Yacht Club has also provided the power supply for the Seabin at no cost.
As of August 2019 there were 719 Seabins globally in 50 countries.