Innovative beach bin created to tackle beach waste
Popular beaches across the UK could become cleaner thanks to an innovative waste bin designed by a student at the University of East London (UEL).
The BinForGreenSeas project, organised by the GreenSeas Trust and supported by Arun District Council and its waste contractor Biffa, saw nine students create designs for an iconic beach waste bin to help reduce seaside waste.
"Changing behaviour to stop people leaving their litter on beaches or discarding it into waterways is challenging. We are optimistic this bin design will help do just that,” said Fazilette Khan, founding trustee of the GreenSeas Trust.
The students, all in their first year of their product design course, showcased innovate and forward-thinking designs using 3D models, accompanied by their presentations.
The winning design, produced by 19-year-old, Laura Monica Carusato, takes its inspiration from the ventilation shafts of the majestic passenger liners of a bygone era.
“It’s designed so people don’t just place or drop plastic waste in the bin, they throw it in, so it becomes fun, something children and adults can enjoy, like playing basketball,” she said.
The judging panel comprised of Fazilette Khan, founding trustee of the GreenSeas Trust, who presented the winner’s trophy; Edina Seiben, GreenSeas Trust project coordinator; Karen Sherwood, Biffa business development manager and Darren Wingrove, project manager at Logoplaste Innovation Lab.
They assessed the designs for originality in the design, form and use of materials including their effectiveness in attracting attention, potential to carry educational messages, practicality, serviceability and manufacture.
By Anne-Marie Causer
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