Group on a four-month voyage across the Pacific to collect data on micro-plastic

RAROTONGA (RADIO COOK ISLANDS NEWS) – The Eat Less Plastic group who are travelling on the yacht ‘Today‘ are on a four-month voyage across the Pacific Ocean to collect data on the amount of micro-plastic in the ocean. This data will be used by policy makers and lobbyists.

The crew full of actors, sailors, and business men are led by New Zealand-born actor Phil Somerville and former America’s Cup skipper Chris Dickson and they are travelling between California and Auckland to collect data and raise awareness of plastic polluting our oceans.

Phil Somerville believe that banning the use of single use plastic could be a step towards reducing plastic in the oceans and a step towards reducing plastic usage globally.

The group says the amount of plastic in the oceans is worrying.

Some countries in the world have already banned the use of single use plastic.

According to Somerville, the amount of plastic in the oceans is at a critical level and everyone can do their part to help the planet.

The Eat Less Plastic Group while on the island will be visiting schools and talking about how plastic affects the environment