A marine conservation charity
stopping plastics entering the seas
Marine plastic pollution is a consequence of people thinking:
It's only one piece of plastic, what harm can it do?
The sea is vast, rubbish will not affect it adversely.
My life is not affected by plastics in the oceans.
Climate change has nothing to do with marine plastics.
But the truth of the matter is:
There is over 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic in the sea and counting.
Plastics are in the food chain!
1/3 of all fish caught off UK shores have plastics in them.
Seafood eaters ingest up to 11,000 tiny pieces of plastic every year with dozens of particles becoming embedded in human tissues.
The degradation and breakdown of plastics represents a previously unrecognized source of greenhouse gases.
The BinForGreenSeas is a recycling bin for plastics
The BinForGreenSeas' striking colours, height, emotive tagline and shape, are designed to act on two levels – direct and subconscious.
While practical, the bin's objective is to educate. The strong visual graphics stimulates the electrochemical signals sent to the brain.
It delivers the message; Using any bin to dispose litter will help save marine life.
“Canary Wharf has recovered on average, over 60kgs per month of PET bottles from going to Waste to Energy. Instead, we are sending them down our recycling stream."
“We have emptied the BinForGreenSeas nearly 100 times and collected over half a tonne of waste which could otherwise have been left on the beach.”
“In the first 3 months the BinForGreenSeas has collected about 8600 litres of waste. It is preventing plastics from getting into the sea.”
“The bin is eye catching with a strong environmental message. It is a talking point along the seafront, with residents and holiday makers.”
“The positive visual image the BinForGreenSeas displays, helps to encourage visitors to the beach to dispose of their litter responsibly.”
Are UK councils doing enough to prevent coastal littering?
GreenSeas Trust engaged with coastal communities across the UK to better understand what they thought of their council's efforts to combat littering.
GreenSeas Trust awarded grant by Garfield Weston Foundation
The Garfield Weston Foundation has once again awarded GreenSeas Trust a grant for the second year.
Last year's grant placed a BinForGreenSeas in Scarborough.