Hot off the press

by Jax on November 4, 2014

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Today’s ‘Provincia’ daily newspaper in Las Palmas ran a double page spread on the ARC, and we were interviewed (only because we were available at short notice, not because we’re special!) for the feature by a charming journalist who didn’t know very much about sailing, but might have learnt a thing or two – first and foremost that heels are not the best footwear on a pontoon.

La Provincia - Front 102

It’s all in Spanish, but the angle is that this year’s ARC is going to be asked to collect samples of water which will be analysed to ascertain micro plastic particle levels in the Atlantic Ocean – and therefore also in the food chain – in the biggest survey of its kind (across 602,000 nm2). The aim is to raise awareness of the issue and put pressure on companies who use plastic, not only in packaging but also in many cosmetic products such as toothpaste and shampoo.

ARC Feature - La Provincia 101

This project is masterminded and managed by Ocean Conservation and Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation.

Ocean Conservation Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation

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Mark Moss November 4, 2014 at 16:40

Great stuff. Shame Kath wasn’t there she has some recent experience with the media (all good!).

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