Athlete Environmentalism: The Sports World Aims to Tackle Ocean Plastic Pollution
On Tuesday, a research expedition embarked from Plymouth, on the southwest coast of the U.K., on a two-year mission to sail westward around the world. The crew aboard the S.V. TravelEdge, a 73-foot floating laboratory, will travel 38,000-nautical-miles and cross all five of the world’s major ocean gyres, regions where rotating currents lead to the accumulation of floating plastic waste. The 300 women joining the all-female rotating team will investigate and try to find solutions to plastic pollution.