10 Apr '18, 1pm

Asia's first floating rubbish bin placed at Republic of Singapore Yacht Club

SINGAPORE- A floating rubbish bin that can collect the ocean's trash is now bobbing in the waters of Singapore. Wartsila Corporation, a Global Pilot Partner of the Seabin Project since 2017, is now donating Seabins to different marinas around the world. Asia's first Seabin was installed at the Republic of Singapore Yacht Club on Tuesday (April 10). The Seabin is now in about 15 countries all over the world, including Finland and the US. The first Seabin was installed in October 2017 in England. The Republic of Singapore Yacht Club in the West Coast was chosen because of the calm environment and manpower resources available. "Singapore is a leader in environmental sustainability, with a blueprint and a vision for a liveable and sustainable country. Early on, the correlation between a healthy environment and the quality of life was recognised here - which is why it's no surp...

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