The boat made out of 12,500 recycled plastic bottles is nearing the end of its journey to raise awareness of the large amounts of plastic polluting our oceans.
The Plastiki team is now at the island of Kiribati, just a short way from their final destination of Sydney. The boat has sailed almost 11,000 miles over 115 days, traveling across the Pacific and through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The boat is a lesson in sustainability and renewable energy in itself, including solar panels, wind turbines, bicycle generators, a urine to water recovery system, hydroponic hanging gardens and the entire boat can be recycled when the trip is through.
Hopefully the team has achieved their goal of bringing attention to the garbage patches forming in the oceans. Scientists keep discovering more and the tide of plastic seems to be growing all the time.
via Earth 911
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