In order to derive a solution and to preserve the natural abundance, the young environmentalist started collecting the littered bottles to give shape to his idea of canoe made of plastic bottles.
Single use plastics are being increasingly recognised as the biggest cause of ocean pollution, killing marine life and entering the human food chain, proving to be detrimental to health and the cause of chronic diseases.
The eXXpedition has also arranged similar all-women voyages in the past in the waters of the North Pacific, around Britain, the Caribbean and the US Great Lakes, among others.
The first synthetic plastic was produced in 1907 but commercial production of plastic began only in the 1950s. For something that has been in existence for less than a century, plastics have overrun the earth.