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How Kristal ‘Ocean’ Ambrose became a Plastic Warrior (and how she started a plastic pollution revolution)

There is plastic in paradise. Kristal Ambrose, a self-proclaimed plastic warrior from the small island of Eleuthera in The Bahamas, is waging a war on it.  In the space of seven years she has started The Bahamas Plastic Movement; received an Environmental Youth Leader award from the Government of The Bahamas and managed to get single-use plastic banned throughout its seven hundred islands. In November 2020 she also won the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize. Not bad for someone who had never had a desire to teach or study. I first met her when she was just seventeen years old and a local snorkel guide at a dive company where I worked. She was a smart and kind-hearted teenager with an...

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