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Sail across the Pacific ocean on discarded water bottles
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The “Plastiki Expedition” by environmentalist David de Rothschild is attempt to finally put all of the discarded plastic water bottles we use daily to good use. His project is to build a 60-foot boat made entirely out of recycled materials such as the bottles and then sail it across the entire Pacific Ocean! From his descriotion: “The boat will be designed as a response to the problem that plastics present. The design also aims to be completely self-contained in terms of its energy generation, fresh water creation and waste treatment.” Check out the details at the link below.

The Plastiki Exploration, via Inhabitat

8 thoughts on “Sail across the Pacific ocean on discarded water bottles

  1. make has posted a few things like this lately. not much substance at all.. sort of disappointing. note: every time it says ‘via: whateverblog’ it is…. well… recycled.

    speaking of…. maybe this article to inspire makers to recycle, save the planet, blah, blah:

    “The boat will be designed as a response to the problem that plastics present.”

    Why not just state what these problems are?

    And if you can make sea fearing vessels out of trash plastic it can]t be all that bad. Now that’s re-useability!

    And another note on the bright side: That is the most ridiculous picture I have ever seen.

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