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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
2 years 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
2 years 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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2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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 <
2 years 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
2 years ago

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

Allyson
Allyson
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years ago

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

Emma Marriott-Predmore
Emma Marriott-Predmore
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years ago

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

Joan Davis
Joan Davis
2 years 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
1 year 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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1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago

Such a great start!

Jennifer Sickler
Jennifer Sickler
1 year ago

Hope everyone realizes and changes

Melissa Spence
Melissa Spence
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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.

Lori Babbage
Lori Babbage
11 months ago

This would be a great addition to all lakes and oceans and especially at marinas and public docking areas. However it would also benefit from an education piece to get people to be more cautious with their garbage on or near the water.

Azrina Shakaruddin
Azrina Shakaruddin
10 months ago

Our Planet is in a state of climate emergency, but I see hope with Norwex Movement. Thank you..

Colleen j
Colleen j
9 months ago

I can only hope that there will be more places around the world!

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9 months ago
Reply to  Colleen j

Great news, Colleen! Recently Norwex announced plans to place even more Seabins.

Rebecca Pockl
Rebecca Pockl
9 months ago

So good to know!

Eugenia Hill
Eugenia Hill
8 months ago

I really love this and hope and pray that this goes world wide. I love fishing and have noticed that the waters have changed fo the worse. Thank you for this awesome invention!

Christine Todd
Christine Todd
8 months ago

This is very interesting to me. I wish there were more Seabins in more parts of the world. However I do know that starting small makes a difference and is just the beginning to improve the oceans. Totally support this idea. The World’s Oceans are important

SHANNAN MILLER
SHANNAN MILLER
7 months ago

This is very interesting. I live in Washington state, and visit our and Oregon’s coast a lot. I would love to see this area start using them. I live in the central portion of the state where there are many rivers, lakes, and streams. I am courious if this would be benificial there also. Some of the more touristy areas see trash, from vacations and parties build up along the shoreline. In the rivers it has potential to continue downstream eventually ending in the Pacific ocean.

Sandi Grad
Sandi Grad
6 months ago

This is a wonderful initiative. I really hope we continue to increase the amount of bins in our oceans globally. Keep up the great work. I love this company ❤

Nicole Briand
Nicole Briand
6 months ago

Great idea/initiative. More need to be put in use. I hope to see a global “Adopt a Sea Bin Project” soon.

Sonia Levesque
Sonia Levesque
6 months ago

What an amazing project!!! Thank you Norwex for being a part of this great project!! The Norwex mission/partnership is my first WHY I am a consultant.

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6 months ago
Reply to  Sonia Levesque

Thanks Sonia! It’s really our first WHY, too. We’re so glad and grateful that you’re on the mission with us!

Grace
Grace
4 months ago

I love what you are doing. I will help in anyway I can.