Message in 12,500 bottles

The Plastiki, a 60 ft catamaran engineered from 12,500 reclaimed plastic bottles and srPET, a fully recyclable material, sailed 11,000 nautical miles beginning March 2010 to inform, captivate, activate and educate the world that waste is fundamentally inefficient design. These exclusive pictures have been provided to Yahoo! India Travel courtesy of MYOO Media on behalf of the Plastiki crew. Enjoy this special feature, and be inspired!

"Let's sail across the Pacific on a boat made of plastic" became the raison d'etre of the Plastiki ExpeditionIn March 2010, environmentalist David de Rothschild, founder of Adventure Ecology, and his intrepid crew – skipper Jo Royle, David Thomson, Olav Heyerdahl along with National Geographic filmmaker Max Jourdan and Myoo Media’s Vern Moen – set sail on the Plastiki, a unique 60 ft catamaran engineered from approximately 12,500 reclaimed plastic bottles and srPET, a fully recyclable material. An ‘off‐the‐grid’ vessel relying primarily on renewable energy systems, the Plastiki and her crew intended to journey more than 11,000 nautical miles drawing attention to the health of our oceans, in particular the colossal amounts of plastic debris, by showcasing waste as a resource and demonstrating real world solutions through the design and construction of the Plastiki. The story of the expedition has been compiled into a book, Plastiki.

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