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Jackie Nuñez, Founder of The Last Plastic Straw and Program Manager at Plastic Pollution Coalition, will soon embark on leg 15 of the eXXpedition, an all-women voyage to document plastic pollution in the world’s oceans.

The eXXpedition, a 2-year all-female sailing mission, is an immense project. The women selected to participate, represent less than 3% of the global applicants from more than 10,000 submissions from over 100 different nationalities.

The main goals of the eXXpedition are:
1. Solution-focused science,
2. Communications surrounding the issue of single-use plastic, especially microplastics and its detrimental effect on the oceans, and
3. Building a network of inspired changemakers.

In August 2021, Jackie will set sail from Darwin to Perth Australia, sailing west across the Timor Sea towards the Indian Ocean, and continue  south along the coastline of Western Australia, sailing 2,000 nautical miles in total. She will participate in the onboard science program along the world’s largest fringing reef – World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef.

Crew members will use the latest technology, such as an underwater drone and specialized equipment, to learn about the chemical makeup of found ocean plastic. They will use the data gathered to share their findings, and contribute to the movement to find solutions to stop plastic pollution.

They will end their journey in Fremantle, a port just south of the Swan River in Perth. Onshore the crew will be sharing the findings and stories from their voyage to raise awareness about the health of our oceans, and actions people can take to help to protect them.

Jackie’s journey will continue onwards, meeting our friends and Coalition member organizations and businesses in Australia and New Zealand, learning about their projects, and working with them on outreach and solutions to plastic pollution in their communities.


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