Tuesday 19 November, 2019

JEP to install seabin at Montego Bay Marine Park

A seabin is a submersible garbage bin that collects floating debris, surface oil and pollutants in the water.

A seabin is a submersible garbage bin that collects floating debris, surface oil and pollutants in the water.

Jamaica Energy Partners (JEP) in association with an international partner, Wartsila will install Jamaica’s first ever seabin at the Montego Bay Marine Park next week.

This seabin project is an international initiative to help keep our oceans cleaner and can collect up to a half tonne of debris per year including microplastics up to 2 mm small.

A seabin is a submersible garbage bin that collects floating debris, surface oil and pollutants in the water. Water is sucked in from the surface by an electric pump and passes through the catch bag filter inside the seabin. The water is then pumped back into the ocean leaving litter and debris trapped in the catch bag.

It was designed particularly with the aim to protect marine life which is affected by pounds of garbage that enter our oceans each year.

“We hope that through this initiative we will decrease marine pollution and encourage Jamaicans to play their part as we champion for cleaner oceans,” JEP said in a press release.

“Advocating and executing projects to achieve a cleaner, greener and more sustainable environment is one of the fundamental goals under the corporate social responsibility portfolio at Jamaica Energy Partners,” the energy company said.

JEP, noted that along with its sister company, West Kingston Power Partners, it has participated in several initiatives that reduce our carbon footprint and engender a culture of environmental awareness.

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