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A Kayak Made from Recycled Bottles Floats Down Argentina's Parana River

by , 04/06/12

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Industrial engineer Federico Blanc had a dream to float down Argentina’s gorgeous Parana River on a recycled kayak, and his vision recently came to fruition! Blanc collected dozens of plastic soda bottles and glued them together to create his fantastic blue kayak. Simple, strong and eco-friendly, this boat can carry up to 2 people plus a cooler for when the rafters get hungry.

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Here at Inhabitat, we’ve seen other water-vehicles made from recycled plastic bottles like San Francisco’s Plastiki and Fiji’s Bottles up!, but this cool kayak in South America is one that actually looks feasible for a normal person to make themselves. Built in the Villa Elisa region of the Entre Rios province, this eco-friendly kayak shows how fantastic recycling plastic can be. Check out this video of it in action here!

Via Ambiente Villa Elisa

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11 Comments

  1. taaad May 18, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Nice job!!! what kind of glue did you use for the plastic bottles?

  2. CarlaVK86 October 14, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Looks like the floor is also made of bottles.. lined with styrofoam, and well I’d guess JB Weld for the glue! :) Too easy! This is on my project list for being able to go boating next summer <3

  3. JeremyGregorio October 14, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Yes there are instructions on how to make this kayak. the following link has the entire tutorial.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RK4AEaGoiY&feature=youtu.be

  4. canadianfriend August 15, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Hey folks, this video link shows how it was made!

  5. David Owens July 26, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    are there plans to post plans for this boat? are they posted somewhere?

  6. yu simon July 10, 2012 at 2:09 am

    I am also looking forward to get an instruction kit or menu for building one myself. Many thanks.

  7. HerHiNess June 9, 2012 at 4:03 am

    Can you supply us with an instruction kit please? I am sure LOADS of people would love to build one of these and help save the planet and have a lot of fun at the same time. Cheers

  8. engliskd April 18, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    i wish there were more details about the construction

  9. DELIS MARIA April 10, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    parabéns! fiquei feliz em saber que podemos reciclar as garrafas pety, e virar um barco valeu!

  10. jspringst April 9, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    I would like to make one. It looks like pvc might run through the bottles? I wonder what the floor is made of?

  11. jimcooper April 7, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    What kind of glue do they use?

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