Seabin's global pilot programme will be launched in April 2017 with the installation of the latest prototype of the floating rubbish bins in different locations around the globe. Helsinki will be one of these locations and is to date the only one in the Nordic countries.
The Seabin is a floating rubbish bin that is located in the water at marinas, docks, yacht clubs and commercial ports, collecting all floating rubbish. Water is sucked in from the surface and passes through the catch bag filter inside the Seabin. The water is then pumped back into the marina leaving litter and debris trapped in the catch bag to be disposed of properly. During the three month test period, user experience and data will be gathered from the pilot partners before commercial sales of the Seabins commence.
Wärtsilä has signed an agreement with the city of Helsinki and the Port of Helsinki to donate two pre-series Seabins for testing in Helsinki during the trial period. Four additional Seabins can then be installed after commercial sales begin. The city of Helsinki and the Port of Helsinki will manage daily maintenance of the Seabins.