An bin that could help reduce the amount of waste plastic entering the seas has been designed by a student in a competition organised by environmental charity the GreenSeas Trust.

Nine students from the University of East London were asked to invent a bin that would remind beach visitors to throw away litter responsibly.

The winning concept, produced by 19-year-old Laura Monica Carusato, takes its inspiration from the ventilation shafts of passenger liners of a bygone era.