Gallery: Floating Dining Room Sets Sail on 1,672 Bottle Raft in Vancouv...

 
If fine green dining floats your boat then you wont want to miss this incredible pop-up restaurant in Vancouver that recently set sail upon a raft made from 1,672 2-Liter plastic bottles! The elegant dining room in Vancouver has a two-fold mission -- to increase awareness about the prevalence of plastic in our oceans, and to positively affect the sustainable seafood chain. Brought to you by the School of Fish Foundation and catered by C Restaurant, the Plastic Dining Room is serving a nightly six-course sustainable seafood menu. Moored at the False Creek Yacht Club, the restaurant features a plastic bottle construction reminiscent of the Plastiki, however it's taking a decidedly more elegant path to sustaining the seas through fine china, crystal glassware, and wine pairings.

The founder of the School of Fish Foundation, Shannon Ronalds, is working to create a positive impact on the seafood industry by educating chefs about sustainable seafood. He had a vision to build the floating dining room and new that plastic 2-Liter bottles could be used as flotation. With the help of a marine engineer and Goodweather Design, they drew up plans for a dining room that floats using 1,672 bottles. The elegant raft was constructed out of reclaimed pinewood. All materials going into and coming out of this floating dining room are renewable, recycled, reclaimed and/or repurposed.

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  1. Electrolux Unveils "Vac... October 27, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    [...] other half of the campaign is to help raise more awareness about the amount of plastic in our oceans, so they sponsored five teams of divers and collectors to the North Sea, Indian Ocean, [...]

  2. fei September 19, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    question: are those bottles actually meeting the water?

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