09 March 2009
Boat made of plastic bottles
You would have to be crazy to want to sail a catamaran across the Pacific Ocean. But that is exactly what adventurer and environmental activist, David de Rothschild, is going to do in April...and in a boat made of recycled plastic bottles. Except for the metal masts, everything on the 60-foot vessel is made from recycled plastic. The boat, named the Plastiki, is expected to leave from San Francisco, stop in Hawaii, Tuvalu and Fiji and finally dock in Sydney more than 100 after leaving the U.S.