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    Exclamation PLASTIKI and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

    The Plastiki is a 18 m catamaran made out of 12,500 reclaimed plastic bottles and other recycled PET plastic and waste products. The craft was built using cradle to cradle design philosophies and features many renewable energy systems, including solar panels, wind and trailing propeller turbines, and bicycle generators. The frame was designed by Australian naval architect Andrew Dovell. The boat's name is a play on the 1947 Kon-Tiki raft used to sail across the Pacific by Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl, and its voyage roughly followed the same route

    On March 20, 2010, the sailing vessel set off from San Francisco, California to cross the Pacific Ocean with a crew of six: The expedition projected landfall in Sydney, Australia and included plans to visit several sites en route of ecological importance or which were susceptible to environmental issues caused by global warming, for instance the current sea level rise, ocean acidification and marine pollution.

    The Plastiki Expedition
    Plastiki - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Plastic Bottles, Plastic Bags and Styrene Foam stop using them.



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    I think you should get out more

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    Is this the right forum for this ...... what about http://www.plasticrecyclingforgeeksa...e/forums/shite

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkeynut View Post
    Is this the right forum for this ...... what about http://www.plasticrecyclingforgeeksa...e/forums/shite
    have to agree with you monkeynut./;doc;
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    Have you seen the photo moving around recently of the sea bird and it’s stomach contents?

    It’s a shocking look at what was found inside a dead albatross from the Hawaiian Islands. This poor bird swallowed more than a half pound of plastic, including what appears to be several bottle caps and a cigarette lighter.

    Sierra Magazine captions it with this quote from Art Buchwald,

    "And Man created the plastic bag and the tin and aluminum can and the cellophane wrapper and the paper plate and the disposable bottle, and this was good becaue man could then take his automobile and buy his food all in one place and he could save that which was good to eat in the refrigerator and throw away that which had no further use. And pretty soon the earth was covered with plastic bags and aluminum cans and paper plates and disposable bottles, and there was nowhere left to sit down or to walk. And Man shook his head and cried, ‘Look at all this God-awful litter.’"


    P.S. This was written in 1970.


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    And Im a punter on a punting site ...... If I was interested Id be on an Earth Warrior site and by the way Global warming is all shite. It the Earth's natural cycle!

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