Environmental efforts are increasing internationally as Al Mouj Muscat confirms the installation of the region’s first marina Seabin to minimize plastic waste at its 5 Gold Anchor Marina. The company, located in Muscat, released information last week spotlighting the initiative and the environmental impact. According to the press release, it’s estimated the Seabin can capture up to 1.5 kgs of floating debris per day through a water intake from the surface and then passed through a catch bag within the Seabin. A submersible water pump is directly plugged into 110/220-volt outlet which then pumps the water back into the marina litter and debris-free. In addition to plastic waste, this product also skims surface oil through its custom oil pad technology.
“We initiated the Seabin project as part of our sustainability initiatives at Al Mouj Marina and Al Mouj Muscat in general. It’s very important to note that this initiative aims to reduce rubbish that might exist in the waters of Oman and already floating in Al Mouj Marina and not a reason to throw waste randomly,” Al Mouj marina manager Khalil Abujaber said.
This effort is one of many recently seen to protect and improve environmental conditions. Al Mouj Muscat installed the Seabin to reduce waste as well as provide a cleaner, more enjoyable environment for residents and visitors in the region. Between the Seabin initiative, community beach and reef clean-ups and their awarded International Clean Marina Accreditation, Al Mouj Marina continues to make strides as a leader in the region.
“We are excited to have this product in place to reduce plastic waste and maintain the beauty and cleanliness of our Marina for residents and visitors to Al Mouj Muscat to enjoy,” Abujaber stated in the release.
National Geographic reports that there are over 5.25 trillion pieces of trash in the world’s oceans. This number will continue to rise if additional green efforts aren’t considered and implemented within the U.S. and international ocean carriers and ports. For more information on the Seabin project, visit: www.seabinproject.com.