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February 08, 2010

Plastiki to set sail soon

The New York Times - 2.7.10

"Typhoons. Hurricanes. Cyclones. Tidal waves. Sharks. As if designing a boat to cope with all that on the 11,000-mile voyage from San Francisco to Sydney isn't daunting enough, this one also has to be environmentally irreproachable. That's the point of 'The Plastiki,' which is due to set sail next month after three years of planning, research and construction. the aim of the voyage is to raise awareness of global waste and, to practice what it preaches, the 60-foot, or 18-meter, boat has been made from some 13,000 recycled plastic water bottles..."

Read the entire article here.

Our Take: Interesting way for an eccentric heir to draw attention to the plastic waste issue. After a few delays, we're ready to see the ship set sail!


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