Plastiki, a 60 ft sailboat comprised partially of 12,500 reclaimed plastic bottles, recently set sail from San Francisco to Austrailia.
The (rather attractive) crew is led by David de Rothschild – the organizer of the whole shabang, Jo Royle – skipper, David Thomson – co-skipper, and you can read about the rest of crew here.
The plastic bottles made up for about 68% of the boat’s buoyancy, the sail is hand-made from recycled PET cloth, and the secondary bonding is a glue made of cashew nuts and sugar cane – which sounds delicious.
The goal of the project is to “educate, entertain and raise awareness of environmental and social issues whilst driving innovative real world solutions.”
I’m for it. And I also hope they have a really great time.