Last week was eventful for the Seabin-project and Wärtsilä! Seabins were succesfully launched in three locations around Norway. The bins found new homes in Oslo, Asker and Drammen. The launch events attracted people interested in Seabins and environmental sustainability in general, like Norwegian TV2 channel, environmental interest organization Bellona and some kindergarten and school classes, who were given presentations concerning plastic pollution. Educating younger generations about plastic pollution and sustainability is an important part of the Seabin campaign.
In Oslo, Seabin was placed in Aker Brygge – A well-known port area in the heart of Oslo. Aker Brygge’s launch attracted attention from Norwegian TV2 channel and environmental non-profit organization Bellona. In the picture Wärtsilä’s Managing Director of Gas Solutions & Valmarine, Kjetil Hovland, emptying plastic garbage from the Seabin.
The second Seabin was placed in Asker’s harbor, a town near Oslo. Wärtsilä invited the mayor of Asker, Lene Conradi, along with local children from kindergarten to see the launch. During the event, children were educated about plastic pollution and the dangers it is causing to the seas. The children even received diplomas with Ambassador for the Sea -titles to help in a fight against plastic pollution, hooray!
The third Seabin found home from Drammen harbor, where the Vice Manager of the harbor, Ivar Vannebo, and a class of first graders from Danvik welcomed the new resident. Like in Askar’s event, the children were informed of plastic pollution in the seas and got to be present while the Seabin was emptied of plastic waste it had gathered.
You can watch the Norwegian TV2’s video from here.