Plastiki

Plastiki is a 60-foot catamaran composed entirely of recycled plastic. The catamaran will be piloted by David de Rothschild from San Francisco to Sydney in Summer 2009. Plastiki will sail nearly 10,000 nautical miles with a crew of invited researchers, scientists, and artists. For de Rothschild, the trip won’t just be a ground-breaking quest across the open ocean, but also a consciousness-raising effort, “Our philosophy of throwing everything away has to change,” he says. “I want to use the Plastiki as a platform to help people think of waste as a resource.”

Here’s a video on (SR)PET, a new, allegedly infinitely recyclable material, that the Plasiki is partially constructed from, that may change the way boats are built:

National Geographic article on David de Rothschild, the face of The Plastiki voyage:

Voyage of the Plastiki: The perils of innovation on the high seas

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4 Comments

  1. David is a person of virtue. His ideas and plans and, of action to achieve it is very good. I look forward to David. New era of renewable energy and environmental harmony.

  2. Michael,What a thought. Great idea! I wonder if they'd be willing to give up their monopoly on the world's supply of (sr)pet?-lauren

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