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How to survive the plastic age

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Storytelling a sailing adventure across the Atlantic Ocean fishing microplastics in the Atlantic Gyre

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How to survive the plastic age

  1. 1. What I’ve learned sailing across the Atlantic Ocean www.caterinafalleni.com | June 5th, 2015 - NEXT, Genova
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  3. 3. 3 In the last 8 years I’ve been living in > 5 countries > 8 cities > 14 houses > x flatmates… Working with clients as Passing by A little bit about me…
  4. 4. I <3 sailing
  5. 5. My last adventure: Sailing across the Atlantic Ocean, to make the unseen seen
  6. 6. Every year we produce 300MILLION TONS OF PLASTICS
  7. 7. 60.000 plastic bags Chris Jordan
  8. 8. StoneAge BronzeAge IronAge PlasticAge 9000BC Copper Glass Aluminium Polymers Nano Bio 3000BC 1500BC 1886 1957 2001 1200BC % of goods, rubbish & pollution From the StoneAge to the PlasticAge
  9. 9. The 5 Plastic Gyres North Atlantic Gyre South Atlantic Gyre Indian Gyre South Pacific Gyre North Pacific Gyre
  10. 10. Coriolis Effect
  11. 11. Film maker from Canada Ecotoxicologist from USA Skipper and environmentalist from UK Scientist & Biologist from UK Physchologist from Ireland Environmentalist from Norway Doctor & Scientist from Canada Artist from Spain/UK Sailor & Photographer from California Gallery Curator from UK Skipper & Environmentalist from UK Designer & Sailor from Italy Policy Maker from Denmark/Portugal Engineer & Scientist from USA
  12. 12. Sailing across the Atlantic Ocean
  13. 13. Every day we were fishing plastics
  14. 14. Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it isn’t there..
  15. 15. Microplastics are dangerous unseen toxics in the ocean
  16. 16. Midway Atoll, (image: Chris Jordan)
  17. 17. Rainbow runner, 17 fragments of plastic. North Pacific Gyre - Algalita
  18. 18. What we are doing and what can we all do together?
  19. 19. #1 RESEARCH OCEAN MISSION & CONTRIBUTE TO THE WORLD OCEAN MAPPING *
  20. 20. #2 OCEAN AND SEA CLEAN-UPS DAYS AND EVENTS
  21. 21. #3 PUSH LEGISLATIVE SOLUTIONS
  22. 22. #4 WORK WITH BIOPLASTICS COMPANIES > BIO-ON
  23. 23. #5 INSPIRE OTHER PEOPLE IN TAKING ACTION

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