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Plastiki Expedition

June 26, 2009

This summer, The Plastiki, a ship made of plastic bottles will set sail on a voyage throughout the Pacific to “draw attention to the rethinking of our everyday human fingerprints on the natural world and in turn capturing the world’s imagination by telling a story; that of the pioneering and sustainable design process that created and built The Plastiki, to the oceans and the many challenges it and its inhabitants face.”

In Summer 2009, David de Rothschild and a crew of experts, scientists and creatives will sail 12,000 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean from San Francisco to Sydney in a boat made out of plastic bottles and recycled waste products. This epic voyage is named The Plastiki taking inspiration from Thor Heyerdal’s 1947 expedition The Kontiki.

To follow the adventures of The Plastiki Expedition, check out their website.

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