A new floating bin which picks up litter from the water has been installed in Cornwall for the first time.
Cornish rower Bella Collins, whose UK team smashed a Pacific Record to raise more than £31,000.00 for the global “Seabin Project”, has joined Falmouth Harbour, Plastic Free Falmouth and Paddle Logger to launch Cornwall’s first of these rubbish-skimming waste collectors back in home waters.
Bella and Plastic Free Falmouth’s Cllr Kirstie Edwards unveiled the £4,000 Seabin – installed in an area of the Falmouth Haven pontoons where flotsam and jetsam is known to accumulate – in the latest drive by Falmouth Harbour to create an ever cleaner and greener environment in the Commission’s 150th year.
The device, which is skimming plastics and other debris from the water, was funded by Falmouth Harbour in generous collaboration with Falmouth-based Space tech company PaddleLogger which creates specialist tracking and safety software for watersports’ enthusiasts. For the full press release please click here.