A sailboat traveling across the pacific is inspiring everyone from children to governments to join in the fight against plastics.
Here’s the thing about really big numbers: when you hear a statistic like eight million tons, it’s tough to properly understand just how big that number really is. To put it in perspective, if you were to combine the weight of the Empire State Building, Eiffel Tower, and Golden Gate Bridge—and then for good measure add the largest Egyptian pyramid—you’d still need to add a million tons until you reached eight million.
Now if I told you that monumental figure was the weight of something in the ocean, you might be surprised that the number isn’t for fish, but for something that’s much worse: Plastic.
If anybody in Los Angeles deserves to call himself “Big Daddy,” it’s Carlos Adley. The DJ, club owner and now philanthropist is larger than life in every way. Standing 6 feet 3 inches, possessing the stature and swagger of a pro wrestler and fond of flamboyant headwear and silver bling, the East L.A. native talks bold and lives bolder.