Perth’s first ocean rubbish bin is sucking plenty of plastic out of the sea

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A unique floating rubbish bin, which effectively acts as a vacuum cleaner for the ocean, is being put to good use in waters off Western Australia for the first time.

Perth surfers Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski garnered international attention in 2015 for their Seabin prototype, which was created after they became frustrated at the amount of rubbish floating in the ocean.

A successful crowd-funding campaign allowed the device to be produced commercially and the City of Cockburn, in Perth’s southern suburbs, has become the first WA council to buy one.

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