Wärtsilä & The Seabin Project
The Seabin Project was created by enterprising Australians to help address the huge global environmental challenge that plastic and other waste is causing to the oceans of the world. In 2017, Wärtsilä signed up – as the first big industrial company – to partner with the project.
As Atte Palomäki, Wärtsilä’s Executive Vice President, Communications & Branding, said at the time; "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 40 Seabins in various locations globally. Besides Seabins donated by Wärtsilä, there are approximately 860 Seabins in total worldwide and they can capture 3 613 kilograms ocean litter every day.
In 2020, the project keeps on growing.
See all Wärtsilä Seabin locations.