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Source: Seabin Project

New 'Seabin' Cleans Plastic Waste Out Of The Ocean

By Tessa Love

The oceans don't have it too easy these days. There's overfishing, dying coral reefs, warming temperatures, and, to top it all off, an excess of plastic polluting the waters. Humans dump more than 8 million tons of plastic into our oceans every year, and the problem is only getting worse. We produce nearly 300 million tons of plastic every year, half of which is for single use, and most of the plastic we've ever produced is still around today. Which means more will keep to flowing into the oceans. 

To combat this problem, one organization has invented the "seabin" to collect plastics of all sizes in the ocean, from bottles to debris. It can even collect oil. And the first one has been installed in Portsmouth Harbor in the U.K.