eXXpedition in the Press

Putting ocean plastic pollution in the spotlight

We play an important role in raising awareness of the crisis of ocean plastic pollution. Our pioneering voyages generate a lot of media interest and this helps to highlight the devastating impact of single-use plastic while shaping conversations around solutions to the problem.

In the first half of 2018, our top 35 pieces of media coverage had a reach of over 26 million people. Over the course of that year alone we had over 430 media reports published.

Here are some of our favourite reports in the past year.

If you’d like to contact us about a media opportunity or interview, please email media@exxpedition.com.

2020

March

Porthole | Földkörüli expedíciók az óceánok tisztaságáért magyarokkal

Cleveland Magazine | Stefanie Spear Set Sail On A 1000-Mile Journey

Travel & Leisure | 300 Women Are Participating in a Sailing Voyage to Combat the Effects of Single-Use Plastics

Better Homes and Gardens | 300 Women Are Participating in a Sailing Voyage to Combat the Effects of Single-Use Plastics

Martha Stewart | 300 Women Are Participating in a Sailing Voyage to Combat the Effects of Single-Use Plastics

Encore | FINDING A SOLUTION: Environmental advocate launches Plaine Products to cleanse ourselves of plastic

SportTechie | SAP to the High Seas: How Data Can Inform the Path to Cleaner Oceans

Flavour Mag | Celebrating Super Women on International Women’s Day: eXXpedition’s Female Sailing Crew are World-Saving Superheroes

Plastic Oceans | Plastic Swap January: Reflections

Western Morning News | On a voyage to find answers to plastic waste

Parley | A Journey Across The South Pacific

Sailing Anarchy | Scotw

BBC One | A Service of Celebration for Commonwealth Day

TOMRA | TOMRA on board for all-female ocean plastic research mission to South Pacific gyre

SpinSheet Chesapeake Sailor Embarks on an eXXpedition to Fiji

February

RSM Australia | Proudly supporting Katlin Tilly | eXXpedition

Packaging Europe | Researching the impact of ocean plastics

Gloucestershire live | This Cheltenham woman is doing something amazing about plastic pollution in the world’s seas

University at Buffalow | Galapagos or bust: Sailing away for classroom teaching

Clarivate Analytics |  Empowering women in the workplace and at sea

Euronews | Watch | Meet The 300 Women Sailing The Seas To Fight Plastic Pollution

Forbes | SAP Partners With Ocean Activist Emily Penn To Solve The Plastic Pollution Crisis

Your Story | Microplastic Pollution in the South Pacific Ocean – eXXpedition

NS Packaging | SAP partners with microplastic research organisation eXXpedition

UK Circular Plastics Network | Microplastic Pollution in the South Pacific Ocean – eXXpedition

Intelligent Living | Emily Penn and SAP Sailing to Stop Plastic Pollution

La Vanguardia | eXXpedition

January

Afloat | Irish Sailor & Artist Joins Women’s Expedition To Research Impact Of Ocean Plastic

Keys Weekly | LOCAL CAPTAIN JOINS GLOBAL OCEAN EXXPEDITION

Packaging News | A dive into marine plastic waste

The Sunday Post | ‘If I can sail across the Atlantic Ocean, I can do anything’: Scots crew members on round-the-world plastic pollution yacht mission share their experiences

BBC Radio Sussex | Mark Carter Sits In

nbc Boston | Local Tools Being Used to Study Ocean Pollution on 2-Year Trip Around the World

kmtv | Kent woman chosen for global expedition against pollution

The Outdoor Journal | Stefanie Spear’s Charge for Change

Tough Girl Challenges | Emily Penn – Ocean Advocate & Skipper working on solving the #plasticpollution crisis. Co-Founder of eXXpedition

House Planning Help | HPH272 : What is the problem with plastic? – with Emily Penn

RTL | Women to embark on an expedition against ocean litter

Kenilworth Weekly News | Kenilworth woman to share experiences from ocean plastics research mission

2019

November & December

Malibu Surfside News | Malibu’s Andersen joins in eXXpedition’s environmental research project

KentOnline | Former Weald of Kent pupil Olivia Clarke joins Exxpedition, a project to save Earth’s oceans

Canadian Geographic | Sailing around the world for ocean plastic

National Geographic Spain | Sofía Nogués la única española del proyecto eXXpedition (Sofía Nogués the only Spaniard in the eXXpedition project)

National Geographic | As part of National Geographic’s Women of Impact special, sailor and environmentalist Emily Penn recalls her journey to skippering an all-women crusade against ocean plastic.

San Tirso | Aventureira tirsense dá a volta ao mundo de barco… para salvá-lo (Adventurer goes around the world by boat…to save it)

Antigua Yacht Club | Next stop Antigua for all-female plastic research crew

Antigua Nice | Female ocean plastic research crew to stop in Antigua

LEAP | eXXpedition Round the World

rtp | Açores Hoje

ecoticias.com | 300 mujeres navegarán con la organización eXXpedition para investigar la contaminación por plásticos, Sofía Nogués es la única española

Kent Online | Plastic pollution in the sights of Maidstone litter picker as she joins EXXpedition Round The World

October

Crisis Response Journal

frontline – Fighting Plastic Pollution

Virgin Radio | Virgin Radio with Chris Evans

publico | Dois anos, um veleiro, 300 mulheres: a volta ao mundo para estudar o plástico no mar

The Berwickshire News | Duns woman Kirsty’s eXXpedition Round the World

Peeblesshire News | Novice sailor Kirsty reaches dry land with plastic warning

Border Telegraph | Novice sailor Kirsty reaches dry land with plastic warning

RTP PLAY | Telejornal Açores

Lowcountry Parent | Mom of the Month: Cory Chewning

Público | Elas vão dar a volta ao mundo num barco para acabar com o plástico no mar

El Español | Las 300 mujeres que dan la vuelta al mundo para salvar al mar de la invasión del plástico

OBSERVADOR | Açores na rota de expedição mundial que quer acabar com o plástico nos oceanos

SAPO24 | Açores na rota de expedição mundial que pretende acabar com o plástico nos oceanos

Acoriano Oriental | Viagem no feminino alerta para poluição por plásticos

PAÍS AO MINUTO | Açores na rota de expedição que quer acabar com plástico nos oceanos

expolab | EXXPEDITION IN AZORES

Green Dreamer | The root causes and effects of ocean plastic pollution (Interview with Emily Penn of eXXpedition)

missZDRAVA | Hrvatica je dio velike svjetske ekspedicije za spašavanje oceana od plastike

Evening Standard | How citizen scientists, technology and people power can help clean up our seas

Waste Management World | Austrian Additions to All-Female eXXpedition Study into Plastic Waste in the Oceans

mondi | First Austrians to join All-Female eXXpedition across the Atlantic to research impact of plastic in the oceans

SUPER1 | Jedna Hrvatica i još 299 žena iz cijelog svijeta uključilo se u misiju prikupljanja plastike iz oceana

One Green Planet | These 300 Brave Women are Sailing Across the World to Find a Solution to Plastic Pollution

NAUTI SPOTS | eXXpedition. 300 mujeres navegan alrededor del mundo analizando microplásticos

CHV NOTICIAS | Chilena hará historia con embarcación que estudiará la contaminación del plástico en los océanos

The Clean Market | EXXPEDITION AND THE CLEAN MARKET

SportTechie | Athlete Environmentalism: The Sports World Aims to Tackle Ocean Plastic Pollution

ABC Australia | The World

io DONNA | eXXpedition, è salpato l’equipaggio delle donne contro la plastica negli oceani

Virgin | The all-women sailing voyage exploring the impact of plastics and toxics in the ocean

letsrecycle.com | TOMRA UK partners with all-female plastic pollution mission

The Breaking News Headlines | All-female crew sets sail around the world to find solutions for ocean plastic pollution

lavozdelsur.es | Una española entre las 300 mujeres que recorrerán el mundo para estudiar la presencia de microplásticos en el mar

CBC Radio | ‘It really starts to sink in’: Leader of all-female plastic pollution voyage

Sustainable Sasha | THE EXXPEDITION SAILBOAT HAS BEGUN ITS PLASTIC POLLUTION JOURNEY!

newsfeeds | Forget camping on bridges – these women are the real climate heroes

NEWSY PEOPLE | All-female crew sets sail around the world to find solutions for ocean plastic pollution

Herald Publicist | Forget camping on bridges – these women are the real climate heroes

msn | All-female crew sailing globe to raise plastics awareness

euronews | 300 women are sailing around the world investigating plastic pollution

The US Breaking News | All-female crew sets sail around the world to find solutions for ocean plastic pollution

PlymouthLive | All-female crew set sail from Plymouth on pioneering plastic pollution voyage

EBL News | All-female crew tackle plastics

PlymouthLive | All-female crew set sail from Plymouth on pioneering plastic pollution voyage

Metro | Forget camping on bridges – these women are the real climate heroes

Sky News | Ocean Rescue: Women-only crew on two-year sea voyage to tackle plastic pollution

Global News | All-female crew sets sail around the world to find solutions for ocean plastic pollution

La Vanguardia | Un total de 300 mujeres darán la vuelta al mundo para analizar la presencia de microplásticos en el mar

Europa Press | Un total de 300 mujeres darán la vuelta al mundo para analizar la presencia de microplásticos en el mar

tportal.hr | Ploviti se mora i za snovima: Sonja Jakić jedina je Hrvatica koja je krenula na put oko svijeta u ekskluzivnoj ženskoj ekspediciji

radioplymouth | ‘Round the World’ voyage investigating plastic pollution sets sail

The London Economic | All female crew of 300 women will take part in round the world sail to raise awareness of plastic pollution

The Green Boater | Episode #003 eXXpedition Round The World 2019 – 2021

SpiritFM | Ocean Rescue: Women-only crew on two-year sea voyage to tackle plastic pollution

Budstikka | Kristine drar på ekspedisjon for å kjempe mot plast i verdenshavene

Cambridge Network | ARU student prepares for Atlantic eXXpedition

Radio Wave | Ministerstvo životního prostředí chce podpořit vysazování nových stromků. Dá na ně 100 milionů korun

Qué PASA | La chilena elegida entre 3.000 mujeres para estudiar contaminación de plásticos en el mar

September

radartegal.com | Kirana, Perempuan Indonesia Pertama yang Arungi Samudra Atlantik

Packaging News | Tomra backs around-the-world plastic research

Beattie | Tomra UK partners with all-female plastic pollution circumnavigation mission

Antara News | Kirana dari Indonesia arungi samudra atlantik

Novilist.hr | Riječka studentica s Cresa izabrana u žensku posadu ambiciozne plovidbe oko svijeta. Pričali smo s njom

bipol.com | Kirana Agustina, Mengaruni Samudera Bersama eXXpedition Round the World

YachtsandYachting.com | 11th Hour Racing continues support of all-women eXXpedition Round the World 2019-2021 Voyages

XS Sailing | 11th Hour Racing continues support of eXXpedition

Sail-World | 11th Hour Racing continues support of all-women eXXpedition Round the World 2019-2021 Voyages

inNaturale | PLASTICA NEGLI OCEANI: SALPA UN EQUIPAGGIO DI SOLE DONNE PER TROVARE UNA SOLUZIONE

Head Topics | Why 300 women are teaming up to sail around world and explore ocean plastic

dna Berita | Kirana Agustina Perempuan Indonesia Berlayar Teliti Plastik dari Inggris ke Portugal

nbc News | Why 300 women are teaming up to sail around world and explore ocean plastic

Plastic News | Tomra on board for all-female ocean plastic research eXXpedition

STIRILE PRO TV | A Romanian, among the 300 women who will take part in a unique expedition in the world

BBC Newsround | Plastic pollution: All-female crew planning ocean mission

iNews | Why 300 women are giving up their day jobs to search the ocean for plastic

BBC Indonesia | eXXpedition: Perempuan Indonesia berlayar teliti plastik dari Inggris ke Portugal

The Ecologist | All-woman crew probes ocean plastic pollution

European Plastic Product Manufacturer | TOMRA on-board for eXXpedition mission

Manual Productions | Green Talk: Sally Earthrowl 

evz.ro | Daniela Untescu este noua senzație a României. A fost aleasă din 10.000 de femei

Surf Writer Girls | eXXpedition Ready to Set Sail

The Sustainability Report | PODCAST: Emily Penn on the ocean plastics crisis

El Heraldo | Laura Leiva, la bióloga que lucha contra el plástico del mar

The Bigger Picture | On an eXXpedition Round The World

Let’s Recycle | Key plastics role for waste sector, says eXXpedition leader

Recycling International | Blog: Sailing to the heart of the plastic wasteland

howstuffworks | Female Citizen Scientists Set Sail to Tackle Ocean Plastic

Times of Malta | ‘I’m sailing around the world to battle single-use plastics’

Surfgirl | UK SURFER JOINS MICRO PLASTICS MISSION

Oceanographic | All-female crew prepares for two-year plastic pollution circumnavigation

2018

27th November – Conde Nast Traveler

The All-Women Sailing Crew Trying to Save the Ocean of Plastic

30th July – Sky News

eXXpedition: Sailing through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

24th July – Stylist Magazine

“What it’s like to fight plastic pollution in the Pacific with an all-female crew”

20th July – GreenBiz

An all-women ‘eXXpedition’ into the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

17th July – Parley for the Oceans

eXXpedition: Making the Unseen Seen

14th July – Global News

Crew studying Great Pacific Garbage Patch returns (video)

8th July – The Independent

Plastic pollution: Skipper describes horror at seeing ‘endless’ ocean of rubbish on Pacific research expedition

3rd July – A Plus

She tested the ocean for pollutants. Then she ran the same tests on herself

26th June – BBC News

Plastic garbage patch: Medical tests ‘inspired me to investigate’

23rd June – CBC

This Oakville woman is studying microplastics in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

21st June – Penarth Times

Explorer explains hometown influence on mission

8th June – ITV News

Water company launches plan to get rid of plastic waste in the region by 2030

6th June – MindBodyGreen

These Home Brands are on a Mission to Reimagine Ocean Plastic

23rd May – Yahoo! Finance

Recycling innovators confirmed as Title Sponsor of pioneering all-female ocean plastic science research mission

3rd May – SuperyachtNews

Situation: Critical

19th March – Stylist Magazine

This all-women crew is sailing the Pacific to fight plastic pollution

18th March – Metro

All-female crew to cross the Pacific to fight plastic pollution

18th March – AOL

All female crew set for ocean expedition hunting plastics

16th March – Workshare

Из архитектора в защитника окружающей среды. Интервью с Эмили Пенн (also translated into English on the same page).

2017

1st September – Sunday Post

All-female yacht crew set to end journey round UK’s coast

30th August – CIWEM

All-female crew visit London on round Britain trip to raise awareness of ocean plastic

23rd August – Environment Times

All-women crew sail Britain to test for microplastics in mussels

16th August – BBC Northern Ireland

Plastic Pollution: Women on mission to ‘clean up oceans’

16th August – Women You Should Know

All-female crew is sailing ‘Round Britain’ to spotlight the plastics poisoning our oceans and us

14th August – ITV News

eXXpedition Round Britain: Meet the all-female crew raising awareness of how plastic damages our seas

8th August – Pirate FM

WATCH: Sailing our seas on a plastics mission

8th August – Practical Boat Owner

All-female crew embark on Round Britain sail to raise awareness of plastic pollution

7th August – Sky News

All-female eXXpedition crew sails round Britain to highlight plastic in the oceans

6th August – Konbini

Meet the all-female crew on a mission to rid our seas of plastic pollution

2nd August – The Times

All-women eXXpedition sail round Britain for cleaner waters

1st August – Devon Live

All-women crew to sail round Britain to highlight litter

1st August – Sunday Post

All-female sailing crew set to circumnavigate the British Isles to raise awareness of plastic pollution

8th June – Deutsche Welle

Is marine plastic a threat to human health?  and Kunststoff im Meer: Wie gesundheitsschädlich ist Mikroplastik?

7th June – Wild Arran COAST

Wild Arran COAST presents… eXXpedition