For 10 Rivers 1 Ocean project, the explorer Alex Bellini will navigate the ten most plastic-polluted rivers in the world with the goal of inspiring a new understanding and respect for the world’s most-threatened, delicate ecosystems: our waterways. If we keep up the speed with which we are dumping plastic in the oceans, there will be more plastic than creatures in the sea by 2050. But if everyone makes a commitment, we can forge a new path for the human adventure on this planet.
He is a 29-year-old homeless man, and like many of the homeless here, he makes a living redeeming recyclables, such as cans and plastic bottles.
Sunday. Another wonderful day in this city - home to hippies, techies, fog and rolling hills. I walked so many kilometres up and down the streets that I seem to have known it for years.
Hi everyone. I’m back to this logbook. Three months ago, in Kolkata, I ended my navigation on the world’s fifth most plastic-polluted river, and today I am here, in San Francisco, California, preparing my row across the most massive floating accumulation of plastic in the world.
Alex aims to explore the most polluted rivers in the world. Each river is a new adventure: from building his boat with waste found on the river shores to building relationships with the local people.
Alex aims to help foster a new understanding and respect for our planet and its most precious and threatened environments — our bodies of water.
The expedition aims to be a spur to urgent action. With the right mix of authenticity and credibility, it will offer new, effective solutions to this pressing environmental crisis.
When facing the environmental challenge caused by plastic, there is no “us and them.” We are all responsible and need to make our contribution so that we can come together in a network to raise awareness and add even just one second to every day of life our planet has left to live.