Paddleboard Trip to Raise Awareness of Plastic in the Ocean
Friday, June 7, 2013
Kimberly Sutton and Kacie Wallace are attempting a stand-up paddleboard of 300 miles in a call to get parks and marinas in the area to be PDP compliant. Starting on World Ocean Day, the 8th of June, the women will start their mission to help raise awareness about our marine environment and to protect it from plastics pollution.
Keeping the oceans clean means a lot to the women and they are some of the manycitizens of the world who encounter the waste in the ocean and understand that the waste is everywhere; "It might not be what you see but what you know is there," said Wallace.
The women and Ocean Recovery Alliance worked together at the recent Ocean Film Festival and Wallace is an Ocean Ambassador for the Ocean Recovery Alliance too. She desperately wants plastics manufacturers to take part in the Plastic Disclosure Project in order to track their products and encourage recycling to minimize waste. This paddle from South Carolina to Virginia is one of the ways in which she is trying to raise awareness.