The “Turn the Tide on Plastic” branded aircraft is currently operating worldwide aiming to reinforce the message of sustainability and protection of the seas carried by the Volvo Ocean Race boat with the same name.
The Hi Fly Airbus A330-200, which is painted on both sides, matchs the “Turn the Tide on Plastic” boat – one dark blue “polluted” side and another light blue “clean” one.
With this initiative, Mirpuri Foundation is raising awareness for this unprecedented campaign to eliminate marine litter and plastic in particular supporting the United Nations Environment’s Clean Seas campaign. If no action is taken, there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050.
“Only by acting together we will achieve our ultimate goal to make the world a better place for future generations”, said Paulo Mirpuri, President of both Hi Fly and Mirpuri Foundation. “I am incredibly proud to count on two amazing teams to do their best spreading our message not only in the sea but also across the skies”, he added.
Photo credit: Leonardo Sanchez
Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 — 22 Março 2018
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