The ocean is a way of life for Pete Ceglinksi and it was the hard realisation that human over-consumption and waste mismanagement was killing what he calls nature’s best jewel.
That prompted his buddy Andrew Turton and Pete to quit their jobs to create a Seabin, a receptacle that cleans the oceans, collecting trash, oil, fuel and detergents.
Pete’s background of product design, combined with ten years of boat building for high end racing yacht teams, proved invaluable for the development of the Seabin Project and its educational programs.
Floating debris interception device
Along with the development of the Seabin Project as a business, Pete is heavily involved in the technical design and development of the products.
The current design is the V5 Seabin, a floating debris interception device designed to be installed in the water of marinas, yacht clubs, ports and any water body with a calm environment and services available.
The Seabin can catch an estimated 1.5 kgs of floating debris per day (depending on weather and debris volumes) including microplastics down to 2mm in size.
The Seabin is installed in a specific debris problem areas in the marina on a floating dock.
This strategic positioning enables the wind and the currents to push the debris directly to the Seabin.
Water is sucked in from the surface and passes through a catch bag in side the Seabin, with a submersible water pump capable of displacing 25.000 Lph (liters per hour), plugged directly into 110/220 V outlet. The water is then pumped back into the marina leaving litter and debris trapped in the catch bag.
The catch bag can hold up to 20kgs of rubbish.
April 4 Byron event
The Seabin Foundation, an Australian registered not-for-profit organisation, in association with clothing brand Patagonia, is presenting the Summit to Sea event at the Byron Theatre on April 4 from 5pm.
It’s described as a ‘conservation conference from the top down’.
‘Conservation comes in many forms and even from where you least expect it,’ says Pete.
‘Negative impact is fuelling legislative change and a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program is becoming a staple in a competitive and increasingly transparent economy’.
‘The Summit to Sea will be showcasing conservation efforts from all sectors and how inspiration, positivity and innovation can fast track progress in conservation.
‘The summit will have 16 speakers presenting in a TEDx style format with live music, coffee, dinner and some amazing raffle prizes.
‘All proceeds on the night will go towards Seabin Foundation for their Education, Science and Research programs.
‘Some of the speakers include Delta Kay, Pete Ceglinski, Dave Rastovich, Sophie Hutchinson, Julia Reisser (Minderoo Foundation) and Kael Hudson, to name a few’.
Tickets for the April 4 event are available at byroncentre.com.au.
For more info visit www.seabinproject.com.