Water Tribe and North Sails
North Sails and Water Tribe have formed a powerful partnership and are working together on the ‘Free The Sea’ project in order to raise awareness about the importance of protecting our oceans from plastic pollution.
Since 2001, Water Tribe has been a leading tour operator in the creation of tourism services mainly related to the world of sailing. They offer a wide range of itineraries and fun activities aimed at young people, adults and families for sailing adventures all over the world.
We couldn’t think of a better partner to have!
As you probably know, eight million tonnes of plastic end up in our oceans every year and this terrifying amount is only going to increase. Every piece of plastic ever produced is still on our Planet, from ghost fishing nets to microscopic particles from cosmetics. Once in our oceans, sunlight and waves can break this plastic down into tiny, millimetre-sized microplastic debris, which endangers marine mammals, seabirds, fish and other creatures who mistake it for food. We need to act immediately before the situation gets any worse.
This summer, Water Tribe is sailing around Greece. Sailing enthusiasts and crew members will be involved in awareness-raising activities, including beach cleaning operations aimed at fostering a new sense of understanding and consumer education to change and protect our oceans from plastic pollution. Everyone will be provided with a North Sails bag for collecting plastic waste on the beaches and also a stylish ‘Free The Sea’ t-shirt from our capsule collection. This collection is made from recycled materials, specifically Recover Blue – an innovative yarn created from 100% recycled cotton and PET bottles.
During the trips, non- compostable bags and single-use plastic objects, including glasses, plates and straws, will all be banned on board. Water reserves will also be optimised by using 10-litre bottles that will reduce plastic by 90%.
Sailing holidays full of emotions and adventures, while contributing to cleaner oceans and a better Planet!
Stay tuned to see photos from all the different beach cleaning activities!