One of the teams taking part in the epic Volvo Ocean Race is raising awareness about the problem of marine plastic waste.

The round the word race got underway from Alicante on 22 October. Teams will now fight it out across four oceans over the next nine months.

And the ‘Turn the Tide on Plastic‘ team, led by Dee Caffari, which sits sixth after the first day of sailing, wants to alert people to a problem that – by 2050 – could see oceans “contain more plastics than fish (by weight)”, according to one report.

“We are racing around the world in the Volvo Ocean Race to support the UN Environment’s ‘Clean Seas’ campaign with the ambition of raising awareness of the plastic pollution in our oceans,” Dee Caffari said in a statement.