In the first leg of the Ocean Race, between January and July 2022, sailors found out that certain locations exhibited a shocking 1,884 microplastic particles per cubic meter of seawater, 18 times higher than in 2018. These results raise serious concerns.
The battle against plastic waste remains crucial on multiple fronts. Local efforts to tackle the cleanup are essential, but equally vital is addressing the upstream sources of this pollution. The ramifications are far-reaching, impacting our oceans, biodiversity, and ultimately, our well-being.