Turn the Tide on Plastic

Veteran female round the world sailor Dee Caffari will combine her Volvo Ocean Race obsession with a deep passion for the ocean in 2017-18 after launching a campaign to Turn the Tide on Plastic.

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  • United Nations

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Britain’s Dee Caffari will lead 'Turn the Tide on Plastic' in the 2017-18 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race.

Turn the Tide on Plastic is a mixed, youth focused team with a strong sustainability message, led by Britain’s Dee Caffari. The campaign, backed by the principle sustainability partner the Mirpuri Foundation, and Ocean Family Foundation, is dedicated to the issue of ocean health.

The team’s guiding mission is to amplify United Nations Environment’s 'Clean Seas: Turn the Tide on Plastic' campaign throughout the eight months of the race.

Caffari is building a multinational, 50-50 male-female squad, with the majority under 30 years of age. Alongside the sustainability focus, the messages around inclusivity in age and gender will be strong themes of a campaign that in sporting terms may not start as a favourite, but could easily surprise on the water.

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