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Sail Sustainably With The Plastiki

Made of approximately 12,000 reclaimed whole plastic bottle, the Plastiki is an environment friendly masterpiece from environmentalist David de Rothschild together with some handpicked scientist. The highly pressurized recycled plastic bottles consists the 60-foot Plastiki Catarman. Aside from the recycled plastic bottles, the catarman’s masts are also made of reclaimed aluminum irrigation pipes and the ropes are again made from recycled plastics. The Plastiki will be powered by a small array of solar cells and windmills. In the spring of 2010, the Plastiki has a plan to have an anticipated 4-month sail time across the Pacific Ocean from San Francisco to Sydney.



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