Monday, March 22, 2010

The Plastiki is Underway


Over the weekend, the recycled-bottle boat began its long awaited voyage from San Francisco to Sydney.

In an historic effort to both bring awareness to the problem of plastic pollution and show the potential of plastic recycling, David de Rothschild and his crew are sailing the unique vessel across the Pacific along a route that passes by the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

Learn more about the Plastiki and the historic voyage at the expedition's official website and our previous post: the Bottle Boat

Photo courtesy of Luca Babini

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