The Prosper Coffs Harbour Protection of the Environment Trust is taking a stand against ocean plastics.
Together, with the support of Bishop Druitt College Coffs Harbour and the local community we have raised enough funds money to bring the Seabin to the Jetty Marina. Our goal is to give Coffs Harbour the opportunity to reduce its plastic pollution impact on our protected habitats of the estuary and the wider ocean environment.
The Seabin is a cleaning device that will operate 24/7 and will be able to collect up to 1.5kgs of floating debris per day. This includes large plastic bags, bottles, plastic straws, coffee cups, food wrappers, surface oils and micros plastics down to 2mm small.
The Seabin has arrived at the Coffs Harbour Marina and been in operation since 19th May 2020. The Seabin is emptied on a regular basis, with the total debris recorded by Bishop Druitt College students and sent through to the Seabin Project national database. To date we have seen a range of micro-plastics and large plastics being collected. We look forward to providing a report at the end of the year with the total debris collected through the Coffs Harbour Seabin.