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Stormy Ship in a Plastic Sea

Posted by on Mar 29, 2010 in Ecology | 5 comments

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A ship is on a journey from San Francisco across the South-pacific to Sydney/Australia.

What is so special about that boat?

It is the Plastiki, which is made of 12.500 plastic bottles. Mr. David de Rothschild is the initiator and leader of this expedition.

As admirable as this adventure is on a personal level, who of us would have the courage?, what exactly is the purpose of it?

There is no need to increase the public awareness of the ecological situation. Many people are aware and now the next step has to be taken towards viable solutions. Only such solution which show the public that ecology does not mean a loss in quality of living but rather an increase will inevitably create more awareness.

This the Plastiki does not do!

What ecological technology is installed on the Plastiki? Technology which could be also used in buildings.

Mr. de Rothschild has the ability, the Plastiki is prove, to move things in a certain direction. Herewith Mr. de Rothschild is challenged to develop such technology as  his next project.

If he needs some advice, would be happy to be of assistance.

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  1. Guide Guy

    You can tally me in for a Digg. Thanks for posting this on your web site!

  2. Mayola Kiffe

    Another great post with good points, I’ve been a lurker here for some time but hope to become a lot more involved in the foreseeable future.

  3. Nancie Farer

    I can agree with you, fine points you have created for a case.

  4. Brian Talnetian

    A huge percentage of our plastic problem could be addressed immediately, using simple, cost-effective, off-the-shelf technologies.

  5. Maria Goldman

    The difference is that the Plastiki is looking to inspire something larger a sea of change, in how we view waste and how we integrate it back into the web of life. As the brainchild of ecologist and British adventurer David de Rothschild, the 11,000 nautical miles journey is an effort to draw attention to the massive amount of waste that is dumped in the world’s oceans and show how the re-evaluation of waste as a resource is possible.

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