07/23/2010 09:58 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

'Plastiki' Arrives In Australia After Plastic-Bottle Boat Makes 8,000-Mile Journey Across Pacific (VIDEO)

The Plastiki, a boat made from 12,000 plastic bottles, has successfully reached Australia after its 8,000-mile journey across the Pacific Ocean. The voyage has been a means to raise awareness about plastic pollution, especially in the oceans.

In this video, CNN catches up with David de Rothschild, the expedition leader, and Jo Royle, the skipper, to talk about their journey. They discuss the challenges and pitfalls they faced with the Plastiki, from trying to steer it against demanding currents to keeping all the plastic parts attached, or even getting some shut eye, which Rothschild describes as "like trying to fall asleep on a bucking bronco."

Check out blogs by both Royle and Rothschild on HuffPost, and visit the Plastiki website where you can pledge with others to help beat the waste.