Plastic Bottle Boat Trip

Dan Gould

From Dan Gould, PSFK:

David de Rothschild of Adventure Ecology is undertaking an 11,000 mile journey from California to Australia on a boat almost entirely made out of recycled plastic. His goal is to illustrate the possibilities of material recycling, and cradle to cradle design.

CNN reports:

De Rothschild hopes his one-of-a-kind vessel, now being built on a San Francisco pier, will boost recycling of plastic bottles, which he says are a symbol of global waste. Except for the masts, which are metal, everything on the 60-foot catamaran is made from recycled plastic.

“It’s all sail power,” he said. “The idea is to put no kind of pollution back into the atmosphere, or into our oceans for that matter, so everything on the boat will be composted. Everything will be recycled. Even the vessel is going to end up being recycled when we finish.”

 

CNN: “Boat made of plastic bottles to make ocean voyage”

[via The Future of Things]

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