We are excited to announce that our latest expedition is under way. Together with clothing brand, Haka Honu, we have embarked on a ten-day journey of surf, science and discovery, to one of the most remote and least explored parts of Chile’s beautiful Patagonia region – the Chonos Archipelago.
Today’s guest blog is from Héctor Loyola, co-founder of Qactus and communications director.
Qactus is a company that merges two worlds as never before: plastic waste and 3D printing technology.
3D printing came to shake up the way things are produced and bought, since it allows to manufacture objects locally, in a customized way and at low costs. Its 25% annual growth indicates that it will be one of the main technologies in the near future and an important source of opportunities for industries as distant as health, fashion or food.
We have been rightly focused on the risks to water from plastics and microplastics, especially rivers, costs and open seas. The fragments seen so vividly in the stomachs of seabirds and fish in A Plastic Ocean show that they present a real hazard to biodiversity, and the food chain, ultimately leading to us!