Join the #eatlessplastic crew in their voyage from LA to NZ, monitoring micro-plastics in the Pacific ocean and stop eating plastic!
On May 14th, five brave souls boarded the 54-foot sailboat TODAY to cross remote parts of the Pacific Ocean and gather insights on the sea’s rapidly declining health. The crew of researchers, sailors, actors, and artists will be monitoring and documenting visible and invisible plastic waste for five months on their way to New Zealand.
I guess this doesn’t surprise us anymore… As studies say that for 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean!
During the voyage the crew members are using a Mantra Trawl to collect water samples (from parts of the ocean that have never been gathered before) to detect plastic particles also known as micro plastics. This new data will be sent to researchers to analyse and quantify the impact of plastic waste is having on our ocean, marine life ecosystem and the seafood we eat.
“I will do everything in my power to save our Ocean and the delicate ecosystem supported by it.”
Phil Somerville – Captain
With this project, #eatlessplastic wants to affect legislative changes and educate the masses in order to have a more positive impact on our future.