Plastic pollution emergency

by Fade Meraki in Hove, England, United Kingdom

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On 4th November 2019 we successfully raised £1,360 with 10 supporters in 56 days

Combating plastic pollution and ocean toxicty

by Fade Meraki in Hove, England, United Kingdom

I’m Fade Meraki, Tattooist, tattoo anthropologist and aerial performer based in Brighton in the United Kingdom, and I need your help!

I am fortunate to have earned a spot on eXXpedition’s all-women sailing expedition circumnavigating the globe, collecting micro plastic data, combating plastic pollution and ocean toxicity. I am incredibly excited to be on board to take part in this phenomenal one-of-a-kind project.

In March 2020, I will be sailing 2500 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean from Easter Island to Tahiti.

I am fundraising and volunteering to crew for this NGO to work towards combating plastic pollution and ocean toxicity globally.

I am offering rewards for donations and working with tattoo artists worldwide to help create a network supporting this cause. Please have a look at the rewards offered for your donation and the environmentally aware tattoo artists who are kindly contributing to this campaign.

Plastic pollution is one of the biggest issues we face today. Nowhere is this more evident than in our oceans.

● 8 million tonnes of plastic waste find their way into the ocean each year (Jenna Jambeck)

● Only 9% of plastic is recycled globally (more info:

● We use over one million plastic bags every minute worldwide (see a live count of the plastic

bags used worldwide here:

● By 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish (source:

● There are five subtropical gyres, where plastic is collecting in the ocean (more info:

● Most plastics, even when certified as biodegradable, do not break down in water (source:

● Toxic chemicals in the ocean, such as pesticides, flame retardants and industrial waste, lead to

bioaccumulation of toxics in the food chain

● Many chemicals found in plastic have been linked to disease, and are found to be

contaminating our bodies through food and other plastic consumer products

● Plastic debris also threatens marine and terrestrial wildlife through entanglement or by

clogging their digestive tracts.


●To collect scientific samples to feed into large-scale studies

●To explore the scale of plastic pollution and the available solutions

●To facilitate collaboration opportunities between the diverse crew of women – artists, scientists, filmmakers, sustainability professionals, businesswomen, sailors and so much more

●To empower the all-female crew to become more effective ocean ambassadors

●To carry out outreach events, where possible, to engage local communities and generate press coverage


●Support solutions-based science by contributing to world class scientific studies that are urgently needed to inform up-stream solutions and close the loop on plastic waste on land

●Challenge perceptions by using our platform to inform and educate so that people can better understand the real problem of micro-plastics and use that to shape actions and solutions

●Create a community of change-makers and inspiring global ambassadors to tackle plastic pollution back on dry land. During their ocean experience participants discover the power of their individual roles in addressing the issues. Empowered by their first hand experience at sea we provide the tools, confidence and support they need to become effective leaders that can influence meaningful impact through their personal and professional communities.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£30 or more

4 of 40 claimed

£30 reward

Octopus T-shirt

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Special thanks from Easter Island in front of the Moai heads

£70 or more

£70 reward

Lobster Mirror

£270 or more

£270 Reward

Medium sized Marine themed tattoo

£450 or more

£450 Reward

A 'day session' sized Marine themed tattoo

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