• Plastiki boat made of plastic prepares to go on sail

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    Remember that boat that was made of 12,500 plastic bottles called Plastiki and how David de Rothschild, the founder of Adventure Ecology, was making preparations to steer his plastic sailboat towards the floating landfill in the Pacific Ocean? Well, it is finally ready to set sail. The final design has the Plastiki made out of 12,500 2 liter plastic bottles tied to a structure made out of Self Reinforcing Polyethylene Terephthalate (SRPET) weighing around 9 tons plus the weight of the crew of six people. The boat will also be up-cycled later on but we have no news into what. Nonetheless, the boat is expected to sail from San Francisco to Sydney in August.


    Posted in Topics:Transport, Tags: , on May 27, 2009