Monday, November 16, 2009

The Bottle Boat

Many people have sailed across the Pacific Ocean, but British super-environmentalist David de Rothschild will be the first to attempt the trip in a boat made entirely out of plastic bottles. USAToday introduced us to this trip this morning, which will include a stop at what is known as the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" – a trash heap floating in the middle of the Pacific.

How can you get involved? One of the many videos about the project states that the Plastiki is still without an experienced captain. We're not sure if that job's been filled yet, but contact the Plastiki via their website to find out, or to simply to learn more about the boat and the trip.