A few eco-minded, forward thinking people are doing incredible things with recycled plastic. Considering that between 60-80% of marine pollution is said to come from plastic materials, what they’re creating, and the movements that surround them are most certainly a worthy cause. Just in time for World Water Day (March 22nd) and after nearly four years of development, eco-adventurer David de Rothschild has launched his most ambitious expedition yet. The Plastiki is an innovative catamaran made from 12,000 post-consumer plastic bottles, and she just set sail for a 100-day voyage from San Francisco to Sydney. The Plastiki will be stopping at a host of environmental problem areas. One of the main sights they’ll be highlighting along their voyage will be Great Pacific Garbage Patch, an unfathomably large stretch of trash that is twice the size of Texas.
With the Plastiki, David, along with Adventure Ecology, are striving to inform, captivate, activate and educate the world that waste is fundamentally inefficient design. With more efficient design and a smarter understanding of how we use materials, principally plastic, waste can be transformed into a valuable resource. Through Plastiki’s attractive and highly interactive website, visitors can follow along on the boat’s journey through the very cool, “Control Center.”
More than just a boat, Plastiki and the team behind its design and journey represent a dedicated mission to beat waste and reclaiming the Mother Nature’s precious waters. To follow the Plastiki and to learn more about Adventure Ecology, visit Plastiki.com.