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Paddle against plastic - Cal Major's challenge to clean up all the plastic

by Banana Crumble | Jun 30, 2018

Cal Major is a 29 year old vet from Devon who has passion about our environment. She has decided that singlehanded she wants to do something about the plastic that pollutes our seas. She is paddle boarding from Lands End to John O’Groats along a combination of canals and rivers. She will also have to navigate along the Scottish coastline to achieve her target.

Cal is planning to travel at speeds of between 3 and 4 miles per hour and will be paddling for up to ten hours a day meaning that her challenge will take approximately four months. She is hoping to be finished sometime in August. This is a really tough challenge but Cal wants to make people aware about the pollution so not only is she paddle boarding but will also be picking up plastic on the way. She wants to prove that even if people don’t live by the sea plastic that is discarded will end up in our waterways and then into the seas and oceans.

Her current challenge was inspired when, in 2016, she did a 300 mile paddle board event raising funds for the charity Surfers Against Sewage. She has now set up her own and she is hoping that her challenge will bring both awareness of the situation we are in with the plastic but also to inspire positive environmental change.

Banana Crumble think that by doing something like this people will become more aware about the issues caused by plastic and we will be featuring more stories about this in the future. We messaged Cal Major and as you can imagine she is pretty full on with her challenge and we have agreed that we will message her at the end of her challenge and perhaps find out some more about her, her inspiration and her dreams. Watch this space.

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