The Art of War (on Plastics)

The global problems of plastic pollution, ecological damage and climate change have caught the public imagination in the UK.

The global problems of plastic pollution, ecological damage and climate change caught the public imagination in the UK with the airing of the David Attenborough- narrated BBC’s ‘Blue Planet II’ series – and more recently with ‘War on Plastic with Hugh and Anita’ with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Anita Rani.

But some noticed and have been researching the impending war for some time.

Tara Ocean Foundation is a charity that is primarily focusing on oceanic research expeditions studying climate change, biodiversity and pollution (mainly plastic pollution). They are currently on a new expedition across European rivers, with a goal to study the sources of plastic pollution in the water.

Ahead of #PlasticFreeJuly, we caught up with Romain Troublé, Executive Director of Tara Oceans Foundation – on board their research vessel, Tara – to find out more their work, what they’ve found and what water companies, regulators and Governments can do to help the #WarOnPlastic.

Take a ten minute tour of Tara – Tara Ocean Foundation’s research vessel

Watch our interview with Romain Troublé, Executive Director of Tara Ocean Foundation.

Tara Ocean Foundation are visiting European rivers between 23 May and 23 November 2019. Find out more about the Tara Ocean Foundation – and follow Tara on twitter.

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