A Handful of Companies Have the Power to Save the Oceans: Commentary by Wendy Schmidt and Ellen MacArthur
The health of the oceans starts on land. We’re both lovers of the ocean who are working to make change here on solid ground. Ellen is an accomplished sailor who set a world record for the fastest solo nonstop voyage around the world, and Wendy recently became the first American and the first woman to win the Barcolana, the world’s largest sailing race.
Together, we’ve devoted our energy and resources to advance a circular economy–one where we design out waste–because we know that human-generated material, particularly plastics and greenhouse gas emissions, are acidifying the ocean, raising sea levels, warming the planet, and harming human and marine health in ways we still don’t fully understand.