14 WOMEN, 3000 MILES, X TRILLION PIECES OF PLASTIC
A journey that promises to change not only the women's
lives but the very future of our planet
One thousand miles from land. The closest humans orbit above in the space station. A lone boat awakens to calm.
Then, a fragment. Followed by a toothbrush, a washing basket, a garden chair. Surface samples bring up handfuls of tiny microplastics.
Looking out over the ocean, a few pieces of plastic float visibly in sight.
But a realisation dawns – we’re looking at a dense soup of tiny pieces.
The crew record an average of half a million pieces of microplastics per square kilometre here, and that is only on the surface.
Who knows how much is in the 5000 metres of water beneath.