Chasing Plastic

In 2022, Ben will track oceanic plastic in a series of expeditions to World Heritage Sites: Galapagos Island, Cocos Island, Midway Atoll, Henderson Island, Tubbataha Reefs and Cambell Island.

Expedition Destinations

spring, 2022

Galapagos Island

Summer, 2022

Cocos Island

winter, 2022

Midway Atoll

2023

Henderson Island

2023

Tubbataha Reefs

2023

Campbell Island

Chasing Plastic is Ben’s most ambitious exploration of plastic ever.

Ben is bringing together his insights from his expeditions, live scientific research, educators, business solution roundtables and a global forum to share and scale ideas.

“We must all take responsibility to address the crisis of plastic pollution. We need to bring hearts and minds along on the journey. It’s not just showing impact, it’s about finding solutions, adopting new behavior and developing technologies as part of a circular world. It’s time for new ways of thinking and acting on plastics.”

Ben Lecomte

Expedition Contributors

Ben Lecomte
Explorer
I Am Ocean Coalition

Dr. Sarah-Jeanne Royer
Scientist
Hawaii Pacific University

Dr. Matthew Savoca
Scientist & Researcher
Stanford University

Dr. Karol Ulate Naranjo
Microbiologist
Universidad de Costa Rica

Juan Pablo Munoz-Perez
Research Scientist & Lecturer
Universidad San Francisco de Quito

Fred Buyle
Professional Free Diver
Nektos

Forbi Perise
Youth Advocate
Sustainable Ocean Alliance

Ines Yabar
Youth Advocate
Restless Development

Captain Pete Bethune
Eco-warrior
EARTHRACE

Dr. Christine Figgener
Marine-Biologist
The Sea Turtle Biologist

Dr. Erika Montague
Advisor
Schmidt Marine

Dr. Kara Lavender Law
Research Professor
Sea Education Association

Dr. Inty Gronneberg
Equadorean Inventor
Ichthion

Randall Arauz
International Policy Director
PEW

Dean Wenham
Co-founder
Ocean Diagnostics

Science

Researchers will share insights to academic journals as well as broadcast and social media.

Youth

Youth advocates and community mobilizers will educate, equip and inspire creative participation.

Business

Expeditions are designed to accommodate CxOs committed to tackling the plastic problem.

Expeditions

  • Chasing Plastic

  • The Vortex

  • Swim Pacific

  • Delivery