Monday, April 28, 2008

Boat made of discarded plastic bottles

What better way to see the Great Pacific Garbage Patch than in a boat made of plastic bottles?

The Algalita Marine Research Foundation will make a raft out of plastic junk, call it "Junk," and sail across the Pacific, through the garbage patch, to Hawaii.

It's a boat of the Junk, by the Junk, and for the junk. You can read about it on their blog, of course.

Now there's a shifting baseline, so much junk you can sail it, and Shifting Baselines is, of course, on the story.

The image above is crew member Marcus Erickson, imitating an ocean creature floating in a sea of junk.

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