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

Posted By Ana Lisa On April 6, 2012 @ 10:23 am In Art,Green Transportation,Recycled Materials | 11 Comments

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Industrial engineer Federico Blanc [1] had a dream to float down Argentina’s gorgeous Parana River [2] 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 [3] and Fiji’s Bottles up! [4], 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 [5]!

Via Ambiente Villa Elisa [1]


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[1] Federico Blanc: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ambiente-Villa-Elisa/106907019408795

[2] Parana River: http://inhabitat.com/green-roofed-public-restroom-facility-in-argentina-offers-amazing-river-views/

[3] Plastiki: http://inhabitat.com/plastiki-plastic-bottle-boat-unveiled-in-san-francisco/

[4] Bottles up!: http://inhabitat.com/bottles-up-fijis-first-plastic-bottle-boat/

[5] here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDL0j5KvnTI

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