Sunday, March 15, 2009

Plastiki: Message in a bottle raft

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The new world version of Kon Tikki, this time in plastic.

"British adventurer and bank dynasty heir David de Rothschild plans to sail from San Francisco to Australia--in a boat made from discarded soft-drink bottles. "

Who said the rich don't care about the environment.

"Thirty-nine billion plastic bottles are consumed in the U.S. every year," de Rothschild says. "Only 20 percent are recycled. Imagine what that is in terms of resources."



"One of the inspirations behind not only the name Plastiki, but the adventure itself, was Thor Heyerdahl's 1947 Kon Tiki expedition across the Pacific in a reproduction of an ancient Inca raft."

Check out the pictorial, pretty amazing stuff.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-11128_3-10195435-54.html?tag=nl.e703

David de Rothschild, founder of "Adventure Ecology",
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