Generally, the Seabin project commenced in 2016, when enterprising Australians decided to further address the huge global environmental challenge that plastic and other waste is causing to the oceans of the world.
Wärtsilä signed in the project was in 2017, and it was the first big industrial company to partner with the project.
As Atte Palomäki, Wärtsilä’s Executive Vice President, Communications & Branding, commented
As one of the leading solution providers in the marine industry, we are constantly developing new environmental technology, such as plastic for fuel, which we are currently testing. However, the most important thing to remember is that every one of us can do our bit for the cleanliness of the marine environment.
Due to Wärtsilä’s Finnish heritage, the cities of Helsinki, Vaasa and Turku were part of Seabin pilot locations in April 2017. Since then, Wärtsilä has donated 36 Seabins in various locations globally. Besides Seabins donated by Wärtsilä, there are approximately 720 Seabins in total worldwide.