Exped LLC is a small company and we all happen to be paddlers with a passion for adventure. It saddens us to see trash in the waters and on the beaches where we paddle - whether that's far from home on a remote beach or on our home stretch of water. The stuff is everywhere! It's ugly, dangerous to life, and it needs to be removed. That's what is all about - removing the trash we see from the waters we love.

It's quite simple and our little tagline says it all:

Take only trash, leave only swirls.

When we paddle, we pick up trash in our human powered craft and we invite you to do the same. Spread the word and let's turn our kayaks and canoes into Garbage Scows!

See you on the water.

The team at Exped LLC
Seattle, WA

16 October 2009

Deeply Sad Reality

Photos of albatross chicks that died after being fed plastic by their parents:


And remember to remove trash from your local waterways whenever you have the chance!


  1. These are truly powerful images. The embedded youtube clip drives the message deeper. The impact is even greater when you realize that once the plastic refuse has killed the host, the killer lies dormant only until the next bird picks it up to feed to the next generation of chicks.

    This cycle goes on in our own back yard with our own resident wildlife. It just isn't as evident because our dead do not lie undisturbed on some remote island.

  2. I saw these images about a week ago and they made me cry as they are so sad. It always amazes me that most people don't even think twice about leaving garbage anywhere that isn't a garbage can and not understand the affect that it has on the environment. Bravo to the Exped team for doing what they can to clean up the Puget Sound and making others aware of this. If you guys ever need any help with this be sure to call me and I'll be there to do my part.