- Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building - http://inhabitat.com -
Boat Made 100% from Trash Sets Sail from Taiwan
Posted By Brit Liggett On June 10, 2011 @ 7:36 pm In Green Transportation,News,Recycling initiatives | 1 Comment
A boat made from 100% trash set sail from Taiwan this week with recycled  plastic bottles keeping it afloat and old advertising sails pushing it along. The vessel, dubbed the Polli-Boat after its flotation device — a product called Polli Bricks  — is the brainchild of Miniwiz , a Taipei-based sustainable energy  development company and is meant to call attention to the giant issue of marine debris — if you don’t know about the plastic gyres yet read about them here .
The Polli Boat’s other pieces are made from a wood-plastic composite, waste canvas and a renewable energy system that consists of wind and solar power generation. The trimaran — meaning the boat has three hulls — was first debuted in the EcoARK , a building made entirely from Polli Bricks that was built by Miniwiz in Taipei.
“The concept of the Polli-Boat is using 100 percent trash,” Arthur Huang, the founder and managing director of Miniwiz Sustainable Energy Development Ltd, told Reuters. “It’s being propelled only by renewable resources — obviously sailing, that’s using wind. The other is solar energy with six modules of soft solar panels.” The boat was entered into a competition sponsored by National Geographic meant to raise awareness on World Ocean Day — which was yesterday — and other boats in the competition had clever designs to bring attention to rising water levels — a floating city — and endangered animals — a bird.
+ Miniwiz 
+ Polli Boat 
Via Reuters 
Article printed from Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building: http://inhabitat.com
URL to article: http://inhabitat.com/boat-made-100-from-trash-sets-sail-from-taiwan/
URLs in this post:
 recycled: http://inhabitat.com/recycling-initiatives/
 Polli Bricks: http://inhabitat.com/polli-bricks-by-miniwiz/
 Miniwiz: http://www.miniwiz.com/
 sustainable energy: http://inhabitat.com/energy
 read about them here: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=%225+gyres%22
 EcoARK: http://inhabitat.com/ecoark-pavilion-made-from-1-5-million-plastic-bottles/
 + Polli Boat: http://www.miniwiz.com/projects/polli-boat
 Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/09/us-taiwan-environment-boat-idUSTRE7580QD20110609?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2Fenvironment+%28News+%2F+US+%2F+Environment%29&utm_content=Google+Reader
Copyright © 2011 Inhabitat Local - New York. All rights reserved.