Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability and an awareness for the environment is changing for the better on a daily basis and in some cases its changing business models. Recycling and sustainability are now essential details in the decision-making process of purchase by an increasingly environmentally aware generation.
Across a broad variety of industries, there is a growing awareness of sustainability. This concept has evolved from a notion of a “nice thing to do” to comprising an integral component of business strategy. Companies now look towards the future with regards to the impacts and associated challenges of climate change, conservation, increased regulations, and demand for transparency around sustainability-related topics.
Environmental and community responsibility have become more and more a priority for travellers in recent years and they want to know that the companies they choose to engage with are having positive impacts on the world around them. This is where Seabin technology and its educational programs package can help boost a companies CSR program, remove marine litter and help educate the next generation for a cleaner and smarter future.
Seabins are part of a real solution to remove macro and micro plastics from the marine environment. The question of what to do with all the plastics the Seabins will be catching is a major concern for Seabin Project. The last thing we want is for the captured ocean plastics to go to landfill and end up back in the ocean.
The team at Seabin Project are working on creating a recycling program for Seabin clients where we know the captured plastics will be going into a circular economy and be used again or at least not be sent to land fill.
This means less virgin plastics will be produced if we reuse what we already have, and there is a lot of discarded plastics in our oceans for us to reuse.
Sustainable Mesh Catch Bag
The catch bag in the V5 Hybrid works as a filter for both macro and micro floating waste. After extensive research and development using natural materials like Jute, we have found that it simply was not a sustainable option due to length of life and performance. The design team have opted for a sturdy and 100% recyclable plastic mesh and are now working on how to introduce recycled fishing net plastic into the catch bag.
The reusable qualities of the mesh enables the V5 Hybrid to capture micro plastics down to 2mm in size without reducing the performance of the Seabin.
When the catch bag comes to its end of life and cannot be repaired, the catch bag can be cleaned and then simply recycled again.
The V5 Hybrid has been optimised to have the lowest carbon footprint possible in both manufacturing and energy consumption, its not perfect but we are working on it. Seabin Projects research and development team have been busy with finding the best solution for powering the V5 Hybrid using the lowest energy consumption possible.
Depending on the location of the Seabins and technology available, solar, wind, water and wave power may be used. Where available by energy providers, green energy or solar credits may also be used to power the Seabins.