The Seabin Project is one of dreams. The idea? A floating trash collector for the oceans. The Seabin is designed to catch oil, fuel, and detergents. The device floats at water surface and is attached to a water pump on land. The surrounding water circulates into the Seabin where it collects floating debris and liquids. Water then filters out the bottom of the device.
The creators, Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski, are thinking of installing a liquids separator for situations involving oil. After the water flows through the pump, it returns to the ocean clean and clear.
Check out the project on their website here.