In 2021, the Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula and Parks Canada worked with Georgian Bay Forever (GBF) to acquire 3 Seabins for use in our area. Two of these Seabins were deployed during the summer season (in Little Tub Harbour and at the Marine Operations Base in Big Tub Harbour – Tobermory). Although little sampling was done during this pilot period, the findings were consistent with GBF’s Diversion 2.0 Project findings.
Georgian Bay Forever and their Diversion 2.0 partners installed 8 Seabins and 8 Gutter Bins to try out the devices and learn more about the plastic litter making its way into Georgian Bay. From their detailed waste characterizations, the top 10 litter types found included hard plastic fragments, foam pieces, film fragments, and disposable masks. Check out their Diversion 2.0 Project Summary for more information!