Posts tagged with: scientific research

eXXpedition Round the World Caribbean Research Discussion

The authors of the our paper ‘Source, sea and sink—A holistic approach to understanding plastic pollution in the Southern Caribbean’ will be joining us, including: Winnie Courtene-Jones – eXXpedition Science Lead and University of Plymouth, UK Taylor Maddalene – University of Georgia Molly James – Plymouth Marine Laboratory Kathryn Youngblood – University of Georgia Sally […]

Where Our Waste Goes

With just one day to go before we set sail the Exxpedition crew have been out and about in Lanzarote. We visited the island’s waste management facility Environmental Complex Zonzamas where all the rubbish is processed. Our guide Carmen Portella Ernest runs eco-trips on the island and is a keen birdwatcher   Since we’ve been docked […]

Why eXXpedition 2014? – Jenna's story!

EXXpedition Atlantic 2014 Resident Engineer Jenna Jambeck tells us why she joined our mission! “Friends younger than I have been diagnosed with ‪#‎breast‬ ‪#‎cancer‬. There are countless more people I know that have either succumbed to or beat cancer. While exposure to toxins is not the only cause, it certainly can contribute. And, while some […]