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Sailing From Bali to Australia You Won't Believe What We Found

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I grabbed two AVANI trawls and headed to Bali after 5 Gyres was invited join Expedition Plastik for a 500-mile sail to Christmas Island, Australia.

We confirmed our expectation that without good waste management and a glut of poorly designed plastic products and packaging, the ocean will get trashed. An endless trail of large pieces of litter were abundant on the sea surface everywhere we looked. Our trawls skimmed the sea surface, catching plastic bottles and bags. If we're going to solve this, three things must happen:

1.  Enforce litter laws

2. Government must improve waste management

3. Industry must make smarter products that have a post-consumer value. This is the only thing that will assure their recovery.

Watch this video to learn more.

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