Today is the day! After months of planning and co-ordination, our team is off to the gyre. Filmmaker Steve Lawrence and crew have departed Hawaii aboard the Billabong seaplane and on are their way to the heart of the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” – a Texas-sized “toxic soup” where more than two million pounds of plastic debris are caught in a gigantic vortex of currents. This man-made disaster has caused the death of hundreds of thousands of seabirds and marine animals, and as the latest research indicates, has lead to the contamination of human food chains.
On today’s historic journey, the GreenLandOceanBlue team and an international consortium of concerned individuals will rendezvous with Captain Charles Moore on the research vessel Alguita. They will spend the day documenting the garbage patch and interviewing the Alguita researchers in order to better understand the devastating effect of plastic pollution on the world’s oceans. Upon Steve’s return, the first Plastic Pacific film project will begin production. Stay tuned!