Cora Ball: Finding a Solution to the Marine Plastic Pollution Problem

Cora Ball: Finding a Solution to the Marine Plastic Pollution Problem

Rachael Z. Miller Sunday, 1 March 2020

There are estimated to be around 1.4 million microfibres in the world's water streams today, caused by the release of tiny plastic particles during the wash cycle of clothing. Identified by scientists as a significant concern to the wellbeing of marine life and ecosystems, microfibre release has emerged as yet another dirty secret of the global fashion industry.

Clean water advocate, Rachael Z. Miller, is a part of an inspiring group of change-makers working on the solution to this vast environmental problem. She is the founder of the Rozalia Project a non-profit organisation dedicated to the clean-up of our oceans and the co-inventor of the Cora Ball, the world's first microfibre catching ball. We were excited to catch up with her to learn more about her groundbreaking work into marine debris cleanup and to hear how the idea for Cora Ball came about. 

In this video you'll learn:

  • About the background to the Rozalia Project, founded by Rachael in 2010 to protect the ocean and clean up marine debris
  • How the Rozalia uses educational programmes to counteract the pollution of the planet's oceans
  • About the results of the Rozalia's scientific research into marine plastic pollution
  • About the different variations of marine plastic pollution and the current state of the problem today
  • How the Cora Ball was invented to combat the marine pollution caused by microfibre shedding from clothes and textiles

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