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Surfing & Ocean Environment

Maria Westerbos, Founder and Director of the plastic soup foundation, runs through the devastating impact of plastics on human and surfer's health. Save the ocean, save yourself is the message of Maria. Plastic is one of the major pollutive threats polluting not only our ocean, but can even enter our bodies and produce inflammation in your organs. Lecture with humor and serious facts backed up by examples of global action and results in beating
Speaker: Maria Westerbos
Recorded at: WCSM19 Torquay, Victoria, Australia
Lenght of video: 14:07

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