Piper Kujac

Plastiki Plastic Bottle Boat Unveiled in San Francisco!

by , 03/01/10

sustainable design, green design, plastiki, green transportation, adventure ecology, David de Rothschild, plastic bottle boat, recycled materials, pacific garbage patch

At press time, the crew is waiting for a window in the weather forecast to set sail through the gates of the San Francisco Bay Area, heading south to San Diego and Baja and then into the Pacific Gyre en route to Sydney, Australia, all the while spurring awareness about the mounting waste in our oceans. Plastiki Cabin Architect and Architecture for Humanity designer Nathaniel Corum concurs, “As we get more and more urban we’re going to have be more clever with our waste stream.” Speaking of urbanites, we can all follow the Plastiki’s day-to-day progress through www.plastiki.com and hopefully fuel the fire of awareness around this important cause.

+ The Plastiki Expedition

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  1. The Plastiki Bottle Boa... July 26, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    [...] Sydney, Australia this morning! The boat — made from 12,500 recycled plastic bottles — set out on its mission in March from San Francisco to help raise awareness about waste by sailing right through the [...]

  2. Plastiki Successfully C... July 19, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    [...] 120 days at sea, the Plastiki boat made from plastic bottles has finally reached Australia! David de Rothschild sent a dispatch [...]

  3. Piper Kujac March 3, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    I knew someone was going to comment on that! Ocean Now has found that the plastic bottles in the ocean are primarily from land- bottles which have been littered into waste streams and eventually carried out to sea by wind currents. So my comment about that 5th bottle (of the 4 out of 5) ending up in the ocean is figurative, given how much waste is in our oceans. It’s waste in route to landfills that’s filling up the oceans.. so if you want to be precise- it’s part of those 4 out of 5 en route to the landfills that’s reaching the ocean.. but does it matter? Would it matter if 3 out of 5 100% recyclable bottles went in a landfill/water ways instead of the 4 of 5? You can learn more about plastic recycling from the Container Recycling Institute, here: http://www.container-recycling.org/

  4. mrharrison March 2, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    So it seems there are 6 out of 5 plastic bottles out there. One in the ocean one in the landfill and the other four in the landfill?

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