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Island Queen Installs Trash-Collecting Seabin In Falmouth Harbor

By BRAD COLE, Falmouth Enterprise, Jun 30, 2020

A yellow bucket is quietly collecting microplastics while bobbing up and down in the waters of Falmouth Harbor.

Installed by the Island Queen last week, the yellow bucket is a Seabin. It is already collecting a lot of trash in Falmouth Harbor.

“The area by the Island Queen docks is a catch basin for debris,” Island Queen general manager Todd Bidwell said. “We’ve been picking up microplastics in the seaweed; we have been collecting coffee cups, plastic wrappers, a number of cigarette butts and cardboard.”

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New device helps keep litter out of Falmouth Harbor

By Jessica Hill / jhill@capecodonline.com Posted Jul 12, 2020 at 8:44 PM

With one piece of trash at a time, Falmouth Harbor is getting cleaner each day with the help of what appears to be a yellow bucket floating next to the Island Queen’s dock.

FALMOUTH — With one piece of trash at a time, Falmouth Harbor is getting cleaner each day with the help of what appears to be a yellow bucket floating next to the Island Queen’s dock.

The Island Queen ferry line recently invested in a Seabin, a floating trash collector from Australia that sucks in debris and microplastics, in an effort to clean up the harbor.

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