GLOBAL SEABINS

Wärtsilä,
Finland

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Wärtsilä pilot partner

Wärtsilä is a global leader in advanced technologies and complete lifestyle solutions for the marine and energy markets, by emphasising total efficiency and sustainable innovation.

The company is transforming traditional shipping and energy markets by developing sustainable and renewable solutions that improve the environmental footprint of maritime transport and energy generation.

It was the first big industry entity to partner with the Seabin Project and will be operating as a Seabin Project’s global pilot partner for the next three years.

For the duration of the partnership program, Wärtsilä will be donating floating rubbish bins to the City of Helsinki and the Port of Helsinki, which are responsible for operating and maintaining the floating bins in Helsinki. Wärtsilä is also negotiating the donation of floating rubbish bins for the Turku guest harbour on the Aurajoki River and for the city of Vaasa. Wärtsilä are also helping to implement the educational programs to local youth and supporting Seabin’s mission for cleaner oceans.

Responsibility

‘Wärtsilä is taking responsibility for the future marine environment, and we are honoured to be involved in the Seabin Project. As one of the leading solution providers in the marine industry we are constantly developing new environmental technology, such as using plastics as fuel, which we are currently testing.

However the most important thing to remember is that every one of us can do our bit for the cleanliness of the marine environment,’ says Atte Palomäki, Executive Vice Presidnet, Communications & Branding and member of the Board of Management at Wärtsilä.

Wärtsilä is also a member of the Sustainable Shipping Initiative and is a signatory to the UN’s Global Compact Initiative.