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We’re massive fans of the simple genius of the Seabin (and we’re stoked to see the first one hit New Zealand shortly), but even ten thousand seabins won’t solve the problem of the giant, growing plastic garbage patches concentrated in all the world’s oceans.  One young inventor thinks he can do better, and no one does environmental news pieces as nicely as Vice.  Check it out above.

February 10th, 2018 by admin

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Screen Shot 2016-02-23 at 12.28.28 PMWe could not be more stoked for Seabin founders Andy and Pete nor more impressed with Sir Ben Ainslie’s team after both announced today that the very first Seabin would be installed in Team Land Rover BAR’s headquarters in Portsmouth.  And a hearty thanks from us for some real AC news for a change!  For more about how a world full of Seabins will fix the oceans, listen to the Clean interview with them.

From the presser:

Land Rover BAR are committed not just in their aim of winning the America’s Cup for Britain, but doing so with the least impact on our natural environment. Working with our exclusive Sustainability Partner 11th Hour Racing, the team aim to increase understanding of the oceans, and find solutions to the challenges that are impacting our marine resources.

They were keen to support Seabin as Team Principal and skipper Ben Ainslie explained; “We are in a really unique position to raise awareness and accelerate the adoption of solutions to combat our reliance on unsustainable resources. We are committed to reducing our own environmental footprint and working with our partners to identify new innovative solutions to deliver further positive change, and to communicate this widely. We look forward to seeing the positive effects of the Seabin once installed in Portsmouth this summer.”

Read on.

And in other news of Brits behaving boldly, props to Leslie Greenhalgh and the ACWS Portsmouth organizers for some frank speaking last week about the 2015 ACWS event failing on a few big fronts and struggling to break even. For 2016, they’ll make a number of changes, including cheaper entry fees and bigger free viewing areas.  Less art fair and rock concert and better access to racing, in other words. As reported by Sailweb:

“People’s appetite to know about the racing and who was winning was huge,” said event director Leslie Greenhalgh, “Mistakenly we didn’t think people wanted to be overwhelmed with too much information.

Team Origin operations director Jeremy Troughton said, “We misjudged it. Now we’re just going to focus on the sailing . . . This time we’re not trying to be anything else.”

 

February 23rd, 2016 by admin

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We’ve told you once before, and we’ll tell you again: NOW IS THE TIME TO HELP SAVE OUR SEAS.  You can do your part in any way you like; as Christopher Clarey wrote in yet another yacht-racing-related New York Times piece  last week, you can sponsor events or you can use your boat or club or class or race as a platform to bring awareness to the plight of the ocean.

But we want you to do something else with your money today.  We want everyone who loves the oceans to dig deep, right now, and help the Seabin boys get over the hump to bring their ultra-simple, ultra-useful, ultra-clever labor of love to the market.  You remember those affable Aussies who’ve dedicated their lives to cleaning up the ocean?  Sure you do.  And thanks in large part to you SA’ers, the Seabin have raised an awesome $205,000 of their $230,000 goal via IndieGogo!

So get to it, folks!  Volvo Ocean Race – this one is tailor-made for you!  America’s Cup – we promise if you buy a few of these, we’ll say something nice about you! And for the ordinary guy or gal, dig deep guys! Pledge another 100 bucks and proudly rock your Seabin t-shirt, or pre-order a Seabin for your Yacht Club today and help inspire both your members and your region to do their part and clean up our waterways!  Don’t you want to be the first Yacht Club in your state/county/lake/ocean/world to be actively cleaning the water for future generations?

The video above gives the full story, and if you want more detail (and don’t mind awful sound), check out Andy and Pete’s interview with Mr. Clean at the METS show last month.

Shout to Sam Greenfield for the heads up.

 

December 29th, 2015 by admin

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