Plastic Ocean

The researcher who discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch—and remains one of today's key advocates for plastic pollution awareness—inspires a fundamental rethinking of the modern Plastic Age.
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In 1997, environmentalist Charles Moore discovered the world's largest collection of floating trash—the Great Pacific Garbage Patch ("GPGP")—while sailing from Hawaii to California. Moore was shocked by the level of pollution that he saw. And in the last 20 years, it's only gotten worse—a 2018 study has found that the vast dump of plastic waste swirling in the Pacific Ocean is now bigger than France, Germany, and Spain combined—far larger than previously feared. In Plastic Ocean, Moore recounts his ominous findings and unveils the secret life of plastics. From milk jugs and abandoned fishing gear to polymer molecules small enough to penetrate human skin and be unknowingly inhaled, plastic is now suspected of contributing to a host of ailments, including infertility, autism, thyroid dysfunction, and certain cancers. An urgent call to action, Plastic Ocean's sobering revalations have been embraced by activists, concerned parents, and anyone alarmed by the deadly impact and implications of this man-made environmental catastrophe.

FOR A BETTER WORLD

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Contribution

Starting from the SS18 North Sails Collection we will start funding conservation initiatives by contributing 1% of our revenues to Ocean Conservation in partnership with the Ocean Family Foundation, who for example support the grassroots organization A Plastic Ocean, who aim to create plastic free aisles in supermarkets to reduce single-use plastic, a major source of pollution.

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North Sails Ambassadors

Our NS ambassadors

Meet our amazing people, who have taken on the Go Beyond challenge to make the ocean and earth a better place. In their work, they inspire thousands of people to protect, conserve, understand, and value all living beings. Make sure you follow and join in their adventures.

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Recycled T-Shirts

Free The Sea Collection

How can yesterday's water bottle help keep tomorrow's oceans clean? When it's part of North Sails' Free The Sea T-Shirt Collection made entirely from Recovered Blue©, an innovative new yarn created from 100% recycled cotton and pet bottles.

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