We're now halfway through filming the Everyday Superheroes film - 5 down, 3 to go, 1 voiceover and some animation to follow... We're well on track.
So far, so good.
Every day, another news item about plastic seems to makes its way to us. It's a daily reminder of why this issue is something that can't be left unresolved. No mean feat. But the problems are as numerous as the solutions - and those solutions could be so inspiring and exciting.
I'm starting research and preparation for the expedition I'll be doing across the North Pacific gyre (in June and July) in earnest now. There's so much to do - but what challenge to get stuck into...
I'm going to start posting here more frequently to update anyone who is interested on progress. I'll also collect interesting articles and videos that I come across. Here are a few to start with;
Can we solve the problem of ocean plastic pollution and end extreme poverty at the same time? That's the ambitious goal of The Plastic Bank: a worldwide chain of stores where everything from school tuition to cooking fuel and more is available for purchase in exchange for plastic garbage -- which is then sorted, shredded and sold to brands who reuse "social plastic" in their products. Join David Katz to learn more about this step towards closing the loop in the circular economy. "Preventing ocean plastic could be humanity's richest opportunity," Katz says.
Hear Tom Szaky, founder and CEO of one of the world's leading environmental companies, share the ways TerraCycle is repurposing non-recyclable and hard-to-recycle waste.
‘Great Pacific garbage patch’ 16 times bigger than previously thought, say scientists
New research shows quantity of microplastics is growing 'exponentially' in zone between California and Hawaii
The research was conducted by scientists at the Ocean Cleanup Foundation, who are attempting to understand the true extent of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans.
“We found that there’s about 80,000 tonnes of plastic floating in an area of 1.6 million square kilometres. That corresponds to about 1.8 trillion particles of all sizes,” he said.
And our expedition has been officially announced in the media! And mentioned on Radio 4...
Superheroes filming pics so far below. I'm aiming to release the film in April 2018.