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Norwex Partners with Seabin for Cleaner Oceans

Cleaner Oceans Are the Wave of the Future

Marine litter is now 60 to 80 percent plastic, reaching 95 percent in some areas, according to CoastalCare.org. Norwex is helping combat marine waste and the hazards that such waste poses to marine ecosystems through a new partnership with a holistic solution: The Seabin Project.

What Is a Seabin?

This award-winning floating rubbish bin is strategically positioned in “debris problem areas” like marinas, docks, yacht clubs and commercial ports to collect surface rubbish and oils polluting the water. Depending on weather and debris volumes, the Seabin can catch an estimated 1.4 tons of floating debris per year, including microplastics down to 2 millimeters in size.

How It Works

Water is sucked from the surface and passes through a catch bag inside the Seabin, which acts as a filter. A submersible water pump then pumps the water back out into the marina, leaving litter and debris trapped inside the catch bag to be disposed of properly.

What One Seabin Can Catch in a Year

  • 90,000 plastic shopping bags
  • 11,900 plastic liter bottles
  • 16,500 plastic water or soda bottles
  • 35,700 disposable cups
  • 166,500 plastic utensils
  • Surface oils and pollutants
  • Plastic particles—the second most caught item
  • Cigarette butts—the most common caught item

How Norwex Is Helping

Our Norwex office in Malta is placing ten Seabins around that island country in support of our mission to address growing concerns about harmful chemicals, plastic pollution and environmental issues. Follow our Seabin adventure in Malta at #SeabinMalta to stay informed.

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Sabrina Colburn
Sabrina Colburn
1 year ago

What a great start to a world wide problem. I’ve seen the shores of a lot of places and it is crazy how much trash is out there. I grew up in Alaska and learned to take your trash with you when you are in nature. Not only does it help keep nature safe but also your campgrounds free from bears and other animals that may bite you.

Tiara Allegretti
Tiara Allegretti
1 year ago

This is a fantastic initiative. Reducing waste and consciously consuming makes a definitive impact. However, there is still a need to take action for the copious amounts of waste and litter polluting our oceans. This multi-angled approach can surely have a big impact on ocean waste.

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1 year ago

Thanks for your comment Tiara, and we agree: cleaning up our oceans will definitely take a multi-angled approach—and all of us doing what we can!

Christina Calhoun
Christina Calhoun
1 year ago

Completely agree! Though we all aren’t able to go low/zero waste, we are able to reduce litter and waste in the wrong areas. Recycling or using low waste options are EXCELLENT, but if that’s not easy for you, throwing something away PROPERLY is 10x better than littering and polluting our earth (oceans largely included) I love this initiative and announcement and am hopeful that it makes quite an impact. Every small step is better than no step at all!

Amy Hepfner
Amy Hepfner
1 year ago

That is just the most wonderful news!! What a fantastic way to clean up our waterways. Thank you Norwex for supporting this wonderful cause! This is just another reason why I am proud to be a part of this company!!

Stephanie <
Stephanie <
1 year ago

Norwex, you never cease to amaze me !! Your continued efforts ate greatly welcomed at not just making our homes Safe Havens but our WORLD one giant Safe Haven!!!.

allied
allied
1 year ago

not just 1, but 10?! that is fantastic. yet another reason to love norwex!

Allyson
Allyson
1 year ago

This is great news! Every little change makes an impact. Thank you Norwex for your constant efforts to improve our life on this amazing gift we call earth. I am thankful a friend introduced me to Norwex years ago and now I have the opportunity to share in this mission by educating others on living a more sustainable lifestyle, as well as create their own Safe Haven.

Christina Calhoun
Christina Calhoun
1 year ago

This is AWESOME! We’re not all capable of going low or zero waste and reducing the plastics and debree, but we are capable of not littering and picking up with we know to be litter. This is WONDERFUL for when littering and spills occur to hell keep the oceans clean and safe.

Lia Thompson
Lia Thompson
1 year ago

So relieved that there are a few ways to try to clean in the ocean now.

Emma Marriott-Predmore
Emma Marriott-Predmore
1 year ago

The after-effects of Hurricane Dorian will only add to the amount of rubbish in the oceans, so any initiative can help!

Tanya BautistaOrdones
Tanya BautistaOrdones
1 year ago

My Son is in Cub Scouts, where they push the Leave No Trace Behind movement. I love the concept, hopefully going Zero Waste this year, but hope there is a larger, more effective and time efficient clean up effort for the ocean. The GPGP is the size of 25 Gar-Barges!! I understand its not an overnight process though.

Anne Stephens
Anne Stephens
1 year ago

Was very pleased to see Norwex involved with this cause. And also that sea-bound plastic to be recycled & used to create some of the microfibre products. This company walks the walk.

Lia Thompson
Lia Thompson
1 year ago

This is such great news! Best Post I ve seen in ages! 🙂

Joan Davis
Joan Davis
1 year ago

Thank heavens someone is taking this major environmental problem seriously. Maybe, one step at a time, we can clean our water and land of debris and chemicals. Thank you Norwex!

Maxine Armstrong
Maxine Armstrong
7 months ago

This is a great initiative and the start of a wonderful thing to clean our oceans for the sea life, so they can live in relatively safely from all the harmful plastics that humans discard. I’m proud to be a member of the Norwex community that partners with such wonderful companies

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7 months ago

Maxine, thank you for your comment. We are proud to have you, and the whole Norwex Movement Family, along with us!

Pam Jadwick
Pam Jadwick
7 months ago

Chesapeake Bay — how do we nominate or recommend or whatever it takes to get Seabin installed in the Bay — Save the Bay!

Deanna Hofmeister
Deanna Hofmeister
4 months ago

Such a great start!

Jennifer Sickler
Jennifer Sickler
2 months ago

Hope everyone realizes and changes

Melissa Spence
Melissa Spence
1 month ago

This is such a great project to partner with! I’m sure this is making a huge impact and can be shared around the world!

KarensCleaning4Purposes
KarensCleaning4Purposes
28 days ago

What a great solution to help reduce waste/trash in our oceans, & help the environment! Would love to see this here in my hometown of Kotzebue, Alaska!

Phyllis
Phyllis
22 days ago

It’s great that Norwex is partnering with Seabins. CBC is running a story today (Oct. 1, 2020) about the use of Seabins in the Great Lakes. I’d love to see Norwex support some Seabins in Canada.