The New York Times - 3.30.10
In mid-March, the Plastiki set sail from San Francisco, making its way through the North Pacific Garbage Patch toward its final destination - Sydney, Australia. The mission of the journey is to draw attention to the growing pollution and problems caused by our reliance on disposable plastic items. The ship, made in part of recycled plastic bottles, embodies another part of the team's mission, demonstrating a possibility for creative reuse of what would otherwise be waste.
Read the entire NYT article here.
Our Take: For more, read our article on plastic's impact on oceans.