Gallery: Plastiki Successfully Crosses the Pacific, Lands in Australia!


After 120 days at sea, the Plastiki boat made from plastic bottles has finally reached Australia! David de Rothschild sent a dispatch out today saying that the boat had successfully crossed the great waters of the Pacific and is now en route to their final destination of Sydney, Australia. The expedition set out across the Pacific from the blue waters of San Francisco in a valiant attempt to draw attention to the issues of waste and pollution by sailing right through the Pacific Gyre garbage patch — a great mass of garbage concentrated by currents in the Pacific ocean. The team sailed on a sturdy boat made from nothing other than discarded plastic bottles, and now as their 7,500 mile journey is nearing a close they hope that their efforts have helped spread the word about ocean waste.

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1 Comment

  1. davidwayneosedach July 22, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Bravo for their effort; I think I’ll stick to the Queen E-2!

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