The English resort town of Bognor Regis, West Sussex is to receive a BinForGreenSeas to highlight the consequences of litter on marine life.
Created by the GreenSeas Trust, the 1.5 metre high bin is a bold and unmissable reminder to beach visitors of the damage rubbish is doing to the oceans.
The fibreglass structure of the BinForGreenSeas is made using 450 recycled PET bottles. Graphics and text on the bin illustrate how plastics hurt both marine life and infiltrate our food chain.
Fazilette Khan, founder trustee and ex-Merchant Navy officer, has seen first-hand how irresponsible littering has impacted the seas and coastal areas.
“Once any form of plastics reaches the water, it is a bit like closing the stable door after the horse has bolted. The BinForGreenSeas works on a subconscious level. It connects the dots for people and shows them how leaving plastics on a beach impacts all of us, as individuals and collectively.”
Arun District Councils and its waste management company Biffa have been keen supporters of the project since the outset. “It is exciting to finally have the BinForGreenSeas sited at Bognor Regis,” said Fazilette Khan.
Each year in the UK alone, 7.7 billion plastic water bottles are used, with 700,000 discarded as litter every day.
Arun District council chairman Jeanette Warr, will unveil the BinForGreenSeas on October 9 at the Esplanade, Bognor Regis PO21 1NY, next to the Foreshore Office.