Thanks to the collaboration between Whirlpool Emea, LifeGate and the technical partner Poralu Marine, within the project LifeGate PlasticLess® and with the aim of contributing concretely to the reduction of plastic pollution in our seas, they have been position-oriented 13Seabin LifeGate in as many Italian ports and nautical circles, ideally covering the peninsula from north to south.
Marina di Capraia also took part in the initiative. The Seabin looks like a real basket inserted in water which, in operation 24 hours a day, is able to capture about 24 kg of plastic per day, equal to the weight of 1,5 bottles, or over 100 kg of waste per year, including microplastics from 500 to 2 mm in diameter and 5 mm microfibres which, by attaching themselves to algae ingested by fish, enter the food chain directly.
The collaboration of the Municipalities was fundamental for the development of the initiative, which through the companies selected for the collection of waste will periodically empty the Seabin LifeGates and differentiate the collected materials.
The involvement of the Municipality of Capraia Isola in the project is generating important results in terms of raising awareness of citizenship and public administrations.