The Plastiki is no average boat. It is made up of 12,500 plastic bottles salvaged from the garbage bins of San Francisco. Onboard there are solar panels, wind turbines and a hydroponic vertical garden.
On July 26, 2010, the Plastiki docked safely in Sydney Harbor, after a 129-day voyage from San Francisco. Fresh off the boat, eco-explorer David de Rothschild sat down with Sally Dominguez at Sydney Ideas, to talk about his voyage aboard the Plastiki, how the unique boat was built and why plastics pose a major threat to our oceans.
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0700
Location: Sydney, Australia, Sydney Ideas, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/07/29/David_de_Rothschild_The_Plastiki_Expedition