Reinventing sails to save the seas

We see them, we need them, but what are they doing to the planet? Maybe sailing can come to the rescue. In this report by The Big Idea, the Spanish startup bound4blue is reinventing the sail to make the shipping industry more sustainable:

If the shipping industry was a country, it would be the sixth-most polluting in the world — just ahead of Germany. And despite the industry’s dubious environmental credentials, 90% of global cargo is still shipped by sea.

Cristina Aleixendri, a Spanish aerospace engineer, thinks the age-old sail is the way to cut shipping pollution.

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