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Plastic bottle crossing the Pacific Ocean

Aug 30, 2019

The British explorer David de Rothschild has a new challenge: driving a sailboat bundled with 12,000 discarded plastic bottles across the Pacific Ocean, over 17,000 km. After more than a month, the plastic boat finally landed for the first time and was replenished. Since leaving the port of San Francisco on March 24, the "Plastiki" has now arrived at the Christmas Island of the Pacific island nation of Kiribati, which is the first time the six crew members on board have landed. Although bundled from discarded plastic bottles, the 18-meter-long "Plastiki" has proven its ability to withstand wind and waves. The boat is also equipped with a number of laptops, GPS and satellite phones, and the power for them is the solar panels on board and two sport bikes.