October 27, 2020 #1 Local News, Forum, Information and Event Source for Venice Beach, California.

Removing 3 Tons of Marine Pollution from LA Waters?

Australian innovation bringing awareness and action to marine plastic pollution

By Staff Writer

California’s plastic pollution problem is snowballing — but so is public awareness and action. This week Aussie surfer, entrepreneur and clean ocean advocate Pete Ceglinski is coming to Los Angeles to install and educate the public on Seabins, a device Pete co-founded to reduce, and ultimately eliminate pollution in our oceans. Each Seabin acts as a trash can for our waters, with the ability to catch up to 90,000 plastic bags and 11,900 plastic bottles, per year. To date, Seabins have been installed in over 40 countries, resulting in a total of 1.95 tons of waste extracted from our oceans every day.

Pete Ceglinski dreamed up the Seabin to do something about the ever-growing issue of marine pollution. With little to no experience in inventing, marketing, or engineering, he successfully crowdfunded his invention in 2015 which went viral, and drew millions of eyes to the environmental disaster that is the state of our oceans.

Seabin x Los Angeles is a part of the Seabin America Tour that runs through June and July, and will ​result in an estimated 3 tons of marine pollution extracted from Los Angeles waters each year.​ Throughout the tour Pete and his small family are traveling up the West Coast in a truck full of Seabins and surfboards, with stops in San Diego, Los Angeles, Ventura, and San Francisco.

At each location the public is invited to join Pete and his family for one of the following: Seabin installations, demonstrations, educational presentations, beach clean-ups, and community events.

“Once people see the amount of debris that a single Seabin can pull from a small marina, they understand how much waste ends up in our waterways and instantly reassess the way they dispose of their rubbish,” said Pete. “The Seabins are catching big stuff like plastic bottles, bags, cups and also smaller stuff like plastic nurdles, micro-plastics and just recently micro fibers.”

Join Pete Ceglinski in Marina Del Rey on Thursday, June 20th for a Seabin installation and presentation to see firsthand how Seabins are restoring LA waters:
Date: ​Thursday, June 20th
Community Presentation:​ 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Location:​ ​Marina Harbor Anchorage, Marina Del Rey, CA

Related Posts

Reese-Davidson Project Hearing Postponed: YO! Venice Show – October, 26, 2020

October 26, 2020

October 26, 2020

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * Reese-Davidson Project Hearing Postponed * Early Voter Turnout Close To 50,000...

Two Developments with 100+ Units Underway Near Venice High School

October 25, 2020

October 25, 2020

Duo of multifamily apartments on Venice Boulevard beginning to rise By Kerry Slater Over a year after breaking ground, a...

Edify TV: Development Replacing Local Car Wash

October 25, 2020

October 25, 2020

A Sawtelle lot that once held a car wash will soon be the site of a multi-family housing development. Learn...

‘Recall Newsom’ Head Hanging From Venice Ballerina Clown

October 21, 2020

October 21, 2020

Cardboard cutout of Gov. Newsom’s head hanging from iconic Venice art installation By Sam Catanzaro A cardboard cutout painting of...

L.A. County COVID-19 Cases Partly Driven Teenagers

October 20, 2020

October 20, 2020

68 percent of new cases among people between ages of 12 and 50 By Sam Catanzaro Los Angeles County health...

Free Flu Shots at Palms Middle School for Students and Family

October 20, 2020

October 20, 2020

Los Angeles Unified and Health Net offering free vaccinations for seasonal flu to students and families By Chad Winthrop Los...

Mark Twain Middle School Community Raising Money to Restore Mural

October 19, 2020

October 19, 2020

Colorful mosaic mural in front of school in need of repair By Sam Catanzaro Mark Twain Middle School community members...

Intravenous Vitamin Therapy: A Natural, Effective Solution for the Flu

October 19, 2020

October 19, 2020

By Dr. Mahboubeh Hashemi, ND and Dr. Matthew Cavaiola, ND  As fall and winter are fast approaching, many people, and...

Three-Story Apartment Building Planned Near Venice Canals

October 18, 2020

October 18, 2020

1940s triplex could be replaced by co-living facility By Toi Creel Plans are in the works to demolish a 1940s...

Edify TV: Deal to House Homeless People Near Freeways

October 18, 2020

October 18, 2020

After months of negotiations, the City and County of LA reached a $300 million deal to house thousands of homeless...

LADOT Resumes Parking Enforcement

October 15, 2020

October 15, 2020

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) Parking Enforcement and Traffic Control (PETC) has resumed parking enforcement. Find out what...

Armed Suspect Attempting to Rob Several Local Victims

October 15, 2020

October 15, 2020

LAPD issue alert regarding series of Westside robberies Los Angeles Police Department detectives have recognized a pattern of robberies on...

Italian Restaurant Opens in Venice’s Former Chaya Space

October 15, 2020

October 15, 2020

Italian restaurant Forma expands into Venice By Kerry Slater A popular Santa Monica Italian restaurant has moved into space formerly...

Edify TV: Penmar Golf Homeless Encampment Update

October 15, 2020

October 15, 2020

The City of Los Angeles has taken new action in an effort to deal with a homeless encampment along Penmar...