An Ocean Adventure

LETS UNPLASTIFY TOGETHER

AN OCEAN ADVENTURE TO EXPLORE THE MISUSE OF PLASTIC

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TAKING ACTION

 

RESEARCH

Support plastic pollution research with samples collection for 5Gyres Institute.

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EXPERTS

Interview related leaders to understand different views on the issue of plastic.

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MAPPING

Identify circular economy solutions and alternatives to single-use plastic.

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OUR ADVENTURE

SAILING ACROSS THE ATLANTIC

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We will sail across the Atlantic on a sailboat, Fanky, a 37-feet Hallberg Rassy, named honoring an Argentine song by Charly Garcia. 

The itinerary starts in New York in April 2018 and takes us to Gibraltar. We will stop by Bermuda and Azores. We expect to finish  by the end of June. Fanky crew will vary throughout the voyage.

We will share our journey and our findings in social media and our blog. Follow @unplastify to stay tuned!

2018 + New York-Gibraltar + #FankySailing

 
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ABOUT US

CRAZY ABOUT PLASTIC WASTE

 
 
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My name is Agustina and my friends call me Tati. I am obsessed with trash and I am crazy about plastic. I have worked for many years to recover this wasted treasure.

I am from Argentina and I’ve been living in New York for about 5 years, where I’ve studied sustainability and run a community recycling center that managed +30,000 cans and bottles a day. I am also a great advocate and believer in circular economy.

The Unplastify team is formed by a group of amazing women, also crazy about plastic waste.

 

 Agustina Besada, Navigator

Agustina Besada,
Navigator

 Rocio Gonzalez, Argentine Team

Rocio Gonzalez,
Argentine Team

 Miryam Shemwell, US Team

Miryam Shemwell,
US Team

 Tais Gadea Lara, Media

Tais Gadea Lara,
Media

 

PARTNERS

WHY ARE WE DOING IT?

WE ARE CURIOUS TO UNDERSTAND THE ISSUE OF PLASTIC

 
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After living in one of the cities that generates more waste per capita in the world, and having worked surrounded by mountains of plastics, I am really curious to understand better the issue of plastics and how can we unplastify the world.
 

"I decided to embark on an adventure to explore the misuse of plastics,
starting where this problem seems to be more serious, the ocean."


WHY PLASTIC?

PLASTIC WASTE IS AFFECTING THE HEALTH OF OCEANS,
ANIMALS AND ALL OF US, HUMANS

 
 
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Ocean

90% of ocean pollution is plastic that escaped the recycling or landfilling systems.
(Plastiki, 2011)

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Single-use

50% of plastic waste is packaging and often it becomes waste only after minutes of use.
(Jambeck, 2017)

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Food

Toxic chemicals are entering the human food chain via plastics in our oceans.
(UNEP, 2014)

 

OUR MISION

UNPLASTIFY THE WORLD

 
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WE BELIEVE IN A CIRCULAR PLASTICS ECONOMY

We believe our relationship with plastic is out of control.
We believe plastic pollution is harming our planet and us.
We believe we need to act now.

 
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LETS RE-THINK PLASTIC

Lets re-think our relationship with plastic.
Lets re-think plastic systems to avoid waste.
Lets map scalable alternatives to plastic waste.


FOLLOW OUR JOURNEY