22 Oct '17, 7am

[email protected] set to sail against marine plastic, promote #CleanSeas action:

October 22, 2017 – The annual Volvo Ocean race will kick off in Alicante, Spain this year with one very special team competing: team “Turn the Tide on Plastic’, will be racing in the world’s longest and toughest professional sporting event to raise awareness on the growing menace of marine plastic in the world’s oceans. The youngest and only mixed crew ever to compete in the race’s 45-year history, ‘Turn the Tide on Plastic’ will battle it out against six other Volvo Ocean 65 class race boats across four of the world’s five oceans, helping to raise urgent attention to the plastic waste ending up in our oceans and killing or contaminating precious marine life. It is estimated that more than 8 million tonnes of plastic ends up in the oceans each year - the equivalent of emptying a garbage truck of plastic every minute. Plastic waste is wreaking havoc on marine wildlife, fish...

Full article: http://www.unep.org/newscentre/volvo-ocean-race-crew-set-...

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