39 minutes | Feb 10, 2021

The Plastic Predicament with Sally Earthrowl

Have you ever wondered where plastic goes when you throw it “away’? Hint: there is no such thing as AWAY. Do you ever ask yourself about the negative consequences of plastic pollution in marine ecosystems? What about how much plastic is in or on the food that you eat?In this episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Sally Earthrowl, Mission Leader of eXXpedition, which is a Community Interest Company and not-for-profit organization that pioneers all-female (*insert hands cheering emoji*)sailing research expeditions at sea and virtually voyages on land to investigate the causes of and solutions to ocean plastic pollution. Sally and I have an in-depth conversation about how eXXpedition is on a mission to understand the plastics issue as a whole and to work with industry to pinpoint solutions and policy at a global level by addressing knowledge-gaps and delivering evidence to inform effective solutions. We discuss everything from gyres to single use plastic, data collection to diversity in science and sailing. Hope you enjoy!Some resources Sally mentions are linked below:Shifting Your Choices - Select how, in what aspect of life and where you want to create a shift, from sea to source. From simple consumer choices, to more complex industry actions, you can explore ideas that create long term change.Marine Debris Tracker - this is the circulatory assessment tool/protocol Sally refers to in our conversation. This app is currently being used in a global citizens science initiative to log marine debris throughout the world.The Great Pacific Garbage Patch - is a collection of marine debris in the North Pacific Ocean. eXXpedition - learn more about their team, missions, research and how to get involved! *This episode was recorded on August 27, 2020. Please note, that at the time of this episode's publication, eXXpedition Round the World has been cancelled due to the current global situation. Please see https://exxpedition.com/update for further details.Want to continue the conversation? Connect with me on any of my socials!Website: https://www.conversationswithchloe.com/YouTube: ConversationsWithChloeInstagram: @conversations_with_chloeTwitter: @ConversationsW7TikTok: @chloesconvosLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chloecarducciCan someone invite me to Clubhouse please?
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