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The Tide of Change


The Tide of Change

We all have busy lives. Be it juggling work, the school run or running a home, it’s easy to succumb to a throwaway lifestyle. Despite making a conscious effort with the products they buy and recycling weekly, the Rappacioli family know that they could do more to live sustainably. With two young children; Milo, 9, and Rocco, 11, parents Tara and Tony are keen to learn more about the steps that they could take to reduce their plastic wastage so that they can set a good example for future generations. 

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Lucy founded Sea Synergy Marine Awareness Centre in 2014 and, for over 11 years, has been highlighting ocean health and plastic pollution in the ocean.

The centre’s outreach programme visits local schools educating thousands of children on plastic pollution. Lucy has also been nominated as an Ocean Hero and Ocean Warrior by An Taisce –The National Trust for Ireland

Lucy Hunt

Sustainability Education Programme Manager, Volvo Ocean Race

Following July’s Sky Ocean Rescue documentary that saw the Turn the Tide on Plastic team collect comprehensive data and embark on research on ocean pollution during the Volvo Ocean Race, Volvo and the Rappacioli family have invited Lucy Hunt into their home to get under the skin of how they live and explain the many ways that they can reduce the amount of single-use plastics in their everyday lives.  As a marine biologist and creator of a bespoke education programme based on ocean health and plastic pollution, Lucy is the perfect person to open their eyes to the truth about single-use plastics and ocean sustainability.

Through just a few simple changes, the Rappacioli family learn about the steps they can take inside and outside the home to cut down their use of single-use plastics. Be it investing in a keep cup, exploring alternative products such as beeswax food wrapping or teaching the kids about the power of re-using and re-gifting, with Lucy’s guidance the Rappacioli family move a step closer to living a more sustainable life.

Read more about our sustainability commitments

Volvo Cars Aims

We have successfully eliminated single use plastics from our offices, canteens and events
Manufacturing operations to be climate neutral by 2025
At least 25% of the plastic in our cars to be made from recycled materials by 2025