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Inventors of the Sea Bin

Every once in a while a project comes along that makes you slap your forehead and ask, “Why didn’t I think of that!?” A pair of sailors/inventors named Pete Ceglinski and Andrew Turton recently created the Sea Bin (, a device that cleans marinas from pollution. And its design couldn’t be simpler: The bucket rests just below the surface of the water in a marina and gravity feeds all sorts of pollution into the “bin,” where it stays. The water is then pumped into an oil-water separator, and clean water comes out the other end. Besides periodically emptying the bin, it is a seamless process that cleans the water 24/7. Check out a video of this invention in action: