Plastic debris in the ocean concerns us all. Up until now, we have worked together with different kinds of organizations to collect plastic from the Pacific, the Atlantic, the Indian Ocean and the North Sea. For the Baltic Sea – why not involve the man or woman on the street? Or more precisely – the man or woman on the sea.
This weekend, on Saturday August 27th, we set off for Sandhamn, a small half-island in the Stockholm archipelago. The aim of the trip: encourage people that live close to the water and travel across it to collect pieces of plastic they come across when out at sea, and send the plastic to us. Out of the plastic collected, a Vac from the Baltic Sea, co-created by people, will be produced.
Sandhamn is known for its sailing and on this particular day, there were not only one, but two sailing races taking place. Needless to say, the harbor was packed. A great number of people wanted to help the cause and do the Baltic Sea a favor.