Voyage of the Plastiki: would you dare to cross the Pacific Ocean on a boat made of plastic bottles?
By Guido Trombetta on 5:38 PM Environment
Environmentalist David de Rothschild is planning to sail across the Pacific in a rudderless boat made of plastic bottles bound together with mesh in the middle of cyclone season.
De Rothschild is certainly many things, adventurer, environmentalist, heir to one of the world’s great banking fortunes, intrepid polar explorer, National Geographic Emerging Explorer, children’s book author, celebrity tabloid target, but even for one like him this project seems really crazy...
Rothschild plans to sail from San Francisco to Sydney in the most unlikely boat: Plastiki, a 60-foot vessel constructed entirely of recycled materials, mostly plastic water bottles.
The goal is praiseworthy: raising awareness on what unlikely and amazing things people can achieve when they recycle their junk.
Plastiki should leave on April/May, you can follow Plastiki adventure on:
Plastiki Expedition 2009 official website
or read more info on:
National Geographic Adventure Blog