The Turn the Tide on Plastic (TTOP) sailing team is currently second on leg 7 – Auckland to Itajai – of the Volvo Ocean Race.
Innovators Magazine has been following the team’s progress since the epic round-the-world nine month race got underway last October. That’s because it is using its platform to raise awareness about the fact that marine plastics are suffocating our oceans. Skipper Dee Caffari says her team are ‘supporting the UN Environment’s ‘Clean Seas’ campaign’ – launched last year to accelerate actions that can reverse the
“Over the next five years, we will address the root-cause of marine litter by targeting the production and consumption of non-recoverable and single-use plastic. To do this effectively, we need citizens to be aware, engaged and active in addressing the problem in their own lives and beyond. We are also giving a platform to hundreds of local organizations who are already doing important work on marine litter to highlight their efforts,” the Clean Seas website states.