Message on a bottle…the Plastiki Expedition

Now I have that song going through my head, but I was a Police/Sting fanatic back in the day, so this is not a bad song-infection. But the reason it’s in my head is because of a message *on* a bottle. Check out the Plastiki: http://www.theplastiki.com/. I’m riveted by this concept and the design of the 60-foot catamaran. The website is fantastic. The catamaran is made from recycled plastic water and soda bottles and other sustainable materials — it’s a design marvel. The adventurer and environmentalist David de Rothschild and a handpicked crew of scientists, adventurers and creatives will sail over 10,000 nautical miles across the Pacific from San Francisco to Sydney on a 60-foot catamaran made from post consumer plastic water and soda bottles and self-reinforced PET. This voyage will be a feat in and of itself, but they’re also on a mission. Over the three month journey, David and the Plastiki crew aim “to inspire, educate and activate individuals, communities and businesses to start moving towards a smarter more sustainable planet 2.0 way of living. Its time to rethink waste as a resource.”

What an amazing feat of environmentalism and what better way to show the world that we’re treating the ocean like a giant garbage can. I can’t wait to join the Plastiki crew on their voyage — virtually of course — through their website and via Facebook and Twitter.

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