City Pilot Program
DATA SOLUTIONS, PREVENTION & CLEAN UP
The Seabin mission is simple: cleaner oceans for a better value of life. This can be achieved through:
- Data Solutions;
- Prevention; and
- Clean up.
The issue of plastics in our oceans is an everybody’s problem and it will take all of us to fix it.
WHAT IS THE CITY PILOT?
The City Pilot is our first step in providing a full services Seabin package to a city.
We are excited that Sydney will be our world first pilot city in trialling our fully managed services package. The 12–month pilot will initially be self-funded by Seabin Project with the goal to obtain funding and support by all key stakeholders.
Our Seabin technology will be working 24/7 to remove marine debris and surface pollutants, managed by our Environmental technicians.
Our units will be managed by our Environmental Technicians, in conjunction with our Pollution Index program, to provide measurable impact and community engagement.
Our Enviro Technicians will be responsible for the servicing and maintenance of the units, daily marine data entries, engaging with community members and facilitating educational events.
The Seabin Enviro Technician is essentially our brand ambassador, combining Data Solutions, Prevention and Clean up activities to achieve our goal of cleaner oceans.
WHAT IS THE POLLUTION INDEX™?
Our Pollution Index™ data program has been successfully operating for 4 years. Developed to help provide a measurable impact, it enables us to monitor the health of our waterways, in turn providing governing bodies key information needed to fill knowledge gaps critical for decision making.
Our goal for the Pollution Index is to be recognised by the United Nations Development Program as a key indicator for their Life Below Water Goal (SGD14) – Life Below Water Goal.
WHAT WILL WE ACHIEVE?
Starting with 20 units in multiple Sydney Harbour locations, we estimate that in 12 months 28 tons of microplastics, marine litter and plastic fibres will be removed by filtering 4.3 billion litres of water. Oil, fuel and other surface pollutants are also filtered out.
The global Seabin fleet removes an estimated 3,613 kgs of marine debris, including ocean bound plastic. 500 million litres of water is filtered daily. Most importantly, these units remove the rubbish we can’t see – the micro plastics.
Of all the types of rubbish, the microplastics pose to have the greatest impact on our marine life – these are almost impossible to see or feel but easy for fish to swallow.
Our units can collect these microplastics smaller than 1mm in size.
The community engagement and social media reach is expected to be of significant proportions.
WHAT ARE WE AIMING FOR?
RUBBISH BINS ON LAND – SEABIN’S IN THE WATER.
The Seabin City Pilot will create scalable employment opportunities; contribute to renewing the health of Sydney’s waterways; and increase awareness around ocean plastic. Our initiative will see a serviced fleet of Seabin units in Sydney Harbour.
Placed in strategic locations around Sydney, and operating 24/7, these units will help keep our waters clean; be highly visual to raise awareness; serve as a platform for educational activities; and provide baseline data for measurable impact on the health of the waterways.