Men.style.com, the online home of GQ and Details magazines, has a short blurb and photograph today about a plastics-related environmental project that I had not seen before. David de Rothschild, described as a "banking heir and Global Warming Survival Handbook author,", plans to set sail in December on an 8,000-mile journey from San Francisco to Australia, on a boat named The Plastiki, made from post-consumer plastic bottles. The trip will take him through the Eastern Garbage Patch, the area in the Pacific Ocean where floating plastic is said to vastly outnumber marine plankton. It will be interesting to see what approach the Plastiki voyagers take to encouraging solutions to the marine debris problem.
Get ready for the Plastiki
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