Floating bin to tackle rubbish at harbour
A floating rubbish bin has been installed in Banff harbour.
The Seabin will collect any oil and plastic particles bigger than 2mm.
This device – which works like a vacuum cleaner, sucking in rubbish on the water surface – is the first of its kind in Scotland.
It is secured to a platoon and will collect about 20kg of litter at a time, helping protect the environment and prevent contaminating fish.
Plans are under way to install another bin at Macduff Harbour.
David Duguid, Scottish Conservative MP for Banff and Buchan, said: “I would be fully supportive of any proposal to expand this project into Macduff, or indeed any other part of my Banff and Buchan constituency.”
Each bin costs around £3,000.
Councillor Michael Roy said: “It’s experimental – only the second of its kind in the UK after being designed by Australian surfers – so I’m excited to see the level of its success.”
Pete Ceglinski and Andrew Turton created the device in 2015 to tackle rubbish found at sea.