Marine conservation charity GreenSeas Trust is going global by sending its first bins to a country outside the UK as it installs its 18th eye-catching receptacle in a prime site outside the International Maritime Organization’s headquarters in London.

IMO secretary general Arsenio Dominguez was on hand on Thursday morning to cut the ribbon and post the first plastic bottle through the BinForGreenSeas recycling bin on the Albert Embankment next to the River Thames — a fourth bin of its type in London.