MARLOW ROPES SUPPORTS QUEST TO RESTORE EARTH’S MOST POLLUTED SANCTUARY WITH SUSTAINABLY MANUFACTURED ROPES – FEB 2024

Plastic Odyssey and the 2024 Henderson Expedition is an international project whose ambition is to fight against plastic pollution. Thanks to its worldwide network of partners, researchers, scientists, entrepreneurs, teachers and engineers, Plastic Odyssey is developing concrete solutions to recycle plastic waste and raise awareness of alternatives to plastics.

For the last four years, Plastic Odyssey has working on several awareness programs aimed at the populations most affected by plastic pollution. The aim of these programs is to provide access to all to concrete solutions that exist to avoid the use of plastic.

2024 Henderson Expedition with Marlow Ropes

In order to experiment with these solutions and share them in the countries most affected by pollution, they are being taken on board the MV Plastic Odyssey, a 40m oceanographic research vessel which promotes solutions to drastically reduce waste production and build a more sustainable future.

The ship left on October 1, 2022 for a 3-year expedition to Africa, South America and Southeast Asia.

To support this ‘impossible clean-up’ Marlow Ropes is pleased to supply the international project with the donation of ropes and rigging to aid the coastline plastic waste retrieval along some of the most inaccessible and remote regions around the world. 

Marlow’s sustainably manufactured products such as Blue Ocean Static LSKBlue Ocean Doublebraid and Bio-Based Dyneema D12 99 are being used for rope access and to rig a zipline / parasail system that will transport heavy tonnes of plastic debris away from the coastline and onboard the MV Plastic Odyssey for sorting, recycling and disposal. 

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