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!

HOW IT ALL STARTED


The Plastiki began her adventure after taking inspiration from a report issued by UNEP called ‘Ecosystems and Biodiversity in Deep Waters and High Seas’ and Thor Heyerdahl’s epic 1947 expedition, The Kon-Tiki. A compelling and pioneering expedition was needed that would not only inform, but would also captivate, activate and educate the world that waste is fundamentally inefficient design. With more efficient design and a smarter understanding of how we use materials, principally plastic, waste can be transformed into a valuable resource, in turn helping to lessen our plastic fingerprints on the world’s oceans. To undertake the Plastiki expedition Adventure Ecology was not only influenced by the principles of 'cradle-to-cradle’ design and biomimicry but brought together a multi-faceted team from the fields of sustainable design, boat building, architecture and material science in order to foster a collection of new ideas and cutting edge technologies that allow the Plastiki to be a truly unique, one-of-a-kind expedition vessel.

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