Algalita: A ship with a mission to raise awareness of and reduce the mammoth plastic pollution in our oceans
When I first met Captain Charles Moore, Founder and Research Director of Algalita and author of Plastic Ocean, it was hard not to be distracted by his seemingly whimsical, colorful necklace. Upon closer inspection I realized, there was nothing whimsical about it. It was constructed of plastic remnants from every day objects found in the ocean. Point taken, message received.
Algalita has a vision: To lead the world to a plastic pollution-free future. And who couldn’t get on board with that? Plastics are one of the most serious threats to the ocean. And unfortunately, I’m probably not alone in not knowing about the Great Pacific Garbage Patches: masses that collect in the ocean from chemical sludge and plastics from around the world; one such mass is believed to be the size of Texas!
Algalita works to bridge science with solutions and to give the ocean a voice via research and education programs. Best Self wants to give voice to the vision and good works of Algalita! Do you share our vision?
Learn more at Algalita.org
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