Northen Ireland's first floating bin to trap marine plastic has been installed at Bangor Marina.

Northen Ireland's first floating bin to trap marine plastic has been installed at Bangor Marina.

The first sea bin designed to trap marine plastics in Northern Ireland has been installed at Bangor Marina.

The sea bin has been purchased by Ards and North Down Council and will run for a three month trial period. Each sea bin is capable of sieving 2 million litres of sea water each year and traps even tiny fragments of plastic in an inner mesh which is then removed and emptied regularly. Each unit can capture up to 3 tons of waste a year and is powered by a low energy motor.

Concern over the global problem of marine plastic was brought into sharp focus by the BBC's Blue Planet programme. More than a third of marine litter comes directly from the public and half the waste we use is single use. Sea bins may only be a small step to address a huge problem but are potentially valuable in educating the public about the dangers that marine plastics pose to sea life and our planet.

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