Seabin: the world's smartest marine litter collector

Meet the Seabin, the world's smartest marine litter collector.

Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski are the founders of Seabin, an impressive container that collects all floating rubbish, including plastic, wooden and organic waste, oils, detergents and fuel. What they are about to mass produce can help change the world.

Ocean pollution is a serious issue. There are currently 245,000 tons of floating trash in our marine ecosystems. The Seabin aims to start cleaning up the garbage in a controlled environment - marinas, yacht clubs, and ports.

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Oceans: they cover 71 percent of the Earth's surface | Photo: Michael Fraley/Creative Commons

The world's oceans were kept out of the 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21-CMP11), an event promoted by the United Nations (UN).

Despite the smiles, hugs, and the applauses, the so-called Paris Climate Change Agreement is not good news for marine life. Our oceans cover 71 percent of the Earth's surface, but they were only mentioned once in the final document.

The 32-page concordat refers the word "oceans" in the Annex, to say that all parties note "the importance of ensuring the integrity of all ecosystems, including oceans, and the protection of biodiversity, recognized by some cultures as Mother Earth."

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Sun Shield: a sunscreen dispenser for everyone | Photo: Sun Shield

The war against skin cancer has a new fighter. Meet the Sun Shield, an automatic public sunscreen dispenser.

Sun is part of our lives. It makes us happy, and it helps us grow. However, our skin is not ready for prolonged exposure to solar UV radiation. Sunlight has positive (vitamin D) and negative effects (mutagen) on our body, but we should protect ourselves accordingly.

Sun Shield is a hands-free, durable wall or pole mount sunscreen dispenser that can be installed in beaches, schools, companies, public organizations, parks, etc. Each unit is equipped with a 1,000 ml sunscreen cartridge.

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