For now, we are storing it in the marinas with the hope that one day we can use it to build our own seabins! We are very fond of the concept of circular economy and we would like to have as much of the waste collected by the seabins valorized and reintroduced into the economy. The more plastic, and other material are reintroduced into the economy, the less goes to landfill, incineration, or in the environment. We need to rethink the design of our goods.
We collect material at any stage of degradation, from a “just discarded” water bottle, to small pieces of plastic that come from a large object and has been around for quite some time.
The demo versions have been made out fiberglass and have involved a lot of people and a lot of hours, it is impossible to tell you how much time or money it has cost us to produce them. The commercial ones will be made from plastic and produce industrially in a factory so the cost will be much lower and with a lot less manhours.
Currently the pump uses around $2 a day in electrical consumption, which is not much if you consider that it is working 24 hours per day every day.
Power consumption, currents, winds, vandalism, amount of trash, effect of biofouling on the seabins, etc…
Typically, a medium sized marina would require anywhere between 5-7 seabins but it all depends on the particular conditions of the marina, if there are several point sources, river outlets, etc., you might need more, if the currents/winds push all trash more or less always in the same direction, you will need less.
We are still working on this one.