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Rogue plas­tic and other float­ing de­bris is now be­ing col­lected by Seabins at Pre­mier’s Gosport and Port So­lent mari­nas.

It has part­nered with the Portsmouth-based en­vi­ron­men­tal con­sul­tancy, Helis­trat, to help tackle ma­rine plas­tic waste. Pre­mier has pre­vi­ously used a boat to col­lect rub­bish.

The Seabins use mains elec­tric­ity and will float around the mari­nas be­fore be­ing emp­tied twice a day. Rub­bish will be re­cy­cled if pos­si­ble.

The gen­eral man­ager at Port So­lent and Gosport mari­nas, Gra­ham Bris­towe, said the Seabins al­low them to col­lect waste ‘more fre­quently and ef­fi­ciently’ and more Seabins could be in­tro­duced to Pre­mier mari­nas in the fu­ture.

Each Se­abin picks up half a tonne of rub­bish a year

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