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The Race for Water to stopover in Santo Domingo

The Race for Water vessel is coming to Santo Domingo to promote solutions for ocean preservation. The Race for Water vessel conducts scientific studies to learn more about the preservation of the oceans, while promoting solutions to combat pollution in oceans worldwide. The ship is built with Swiss engineering that uses clean and renewable energy at all times both for propulsion as well as onboard living.

On 24 August 2017, the members of the Race for Water Foundation will speak at a conference entitled “Think Innovation,” sponsored by the Embassy of Switzerland and the Dominican-Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Tourism (CCTDS).

The oceans are becoming the great garbage dump, receiving the equivalent of a full garbage truck per minute throughout the year and with plastic forming between 60 and 80% of maritime garbage. The August visit by the Race for Water vessel is part of a five-year expedition that includes 20 ports of call throughout the world.

Marco Simioni, the president of the Race for Water Foundation, says their goal is to support the scientific community so that there can be a better understanding of the impact of plastic contamination on our oceans and to find adaptable solutions. Simioni would like to see policies put in place that increase the value of discarded plastics, which would encourage recycling and create a sort of circular economy that generates income and create jobs in communities that are negatively impacted by plastic waste.

The ship set sail from France in April 2017, and docked in Bermuda before heading to the Dominican Republic.

Source: DR1, Eldia

July 27, 2017

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