Earlier this year, on a beautiful summer's day at my local beach, I was coming back in from a swim with the camera. As I approached the showers to give the camera a rinse, this guy came up and started asking questions about the rather large and bright orange Salty Water Housing I was using and what I was shooting with it.
We were frothing about cameras for a while and then we introduced ourselves. Pete had recently returned to Australia after developing the Seabin Project in Spain. I hadn't heard about it before but he basically said "if you can have a rubbish bin on land, why not have one in the water!"
A few months later I was totally stoked to have the opportunity to help Pete install the first Seabin in Australia! Yew!
Last Friday, June 8 2018, was World Ocean's Day and Australia's first Seabin demonstration took place at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney.
What’s a Seabin?
A Seabin is a floating rubbish bin that is located in the water at marinas, docks, yacht clubs and commercial ports. The Seabin moves up and down with the range of tide collecting all floating rubbish.