Granville Island installs "Seabins" to fight ocean plastic pollution

June 12, 2021

Granville Island is taking action to clean up the waterways of Vancouver.

In 2017, 25,000 microplastics were counted in False Creek in a single reading. An estimated 30 billion microplastics are released into Vancouver's waters each year by water treatment plants, polluting our surrounding watersheds.

That’s why we’re partnering with Swim Drink Fish, and the Fraser River Keepers, in their launch of the Vancouver Plastic Cleanup, by installing three Seabins in the waters of Granville Island, and to engage in waste characterization, plastic education, and advocacy.

Find out more here, or join us online at 2pm PDT on June 22nd to learn more about the Vancouver Plastic Cleanup, and how to join the movement in our fight against plastic pollution.