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One truckload of plastic per minute dumped into the ocean

Together with the Volvo Ocean Race we fight the critical problem of plastic polluting our oceans.

The race is used as a global platform to maximize the impact of the sustainability message. It is a unique opportunity to get everybody to change the way they think and act to have an impact on plastic pollution in the oceans.

Listen to our experts who are committing to fight the plastic crisis.

Charlie Enright & Mark Towill - Skipper & Team Director of team Vestas 11th hour Racing are describing what they get to see when they are sailing all round the world and why they are committed to taking a stand against plastic pollution.

Elin Svanström, Director Corporate Social Responsibility at Volvo Group, explains why the Volvo Group has embarked on a sustainability program, and how it is translated into concrete actions by the Volvo Ocean Race. She introduces Dee Caffari, skipper of “Turn the Tide on Plastic” team, who talks about marine pollution.

The Volvo Ocean Race has launched a scientific program, aiming to gather scientific data and better understand the oceans. Toste Tanhua, leader of the program, explains how the data collected will make a difference.

Lisa Svensson, Director for Ocean at United Nations Environment, tells us about the actions driven by United Nations to fight against environment pollution and why they’ve chosen to partner with the Volvo Ocean Race to reach their goals.

Urban Elfsberg, Plastic Technology Specialist at Volvo Group, talks about the use of plastic in the design of our products. He shares with us the benefits of using plastic and how the Volvo Group does it in a responsible way.

How in Volvo Group do we manage plastic waste, especially when it comes to plastic and recycling in the production field? Listen to Carina Hult, Subject Matter Expert Waste Management at Volvo Group.

Are you ready to contribute? Here are few tips to help you reduce your plastic footprint at work and in your everyday life.