It looks like sailing across the Pacific Ocean in a craft made of plastic bottles isn't an original idea after all. A few weeks ago I wrote about the upcoming voyage of The Plastiki, a boat made of post-consumer plastic bottles that is preparing to make a San Francisco-to-Australia voyage. Today I'll share news of a similar trip, from Hermosa Beach, Calif., to Hawaii, by a sailboat called Junk. Junk, which is made from 15,000 plastic bottles, is scheduled to set sail on Sunday. The trip's aim is to "raise awareness about plastic debris fouling our oceans," according to the project's blog. If the marine debris issue isn't on your radar now, I think it's going to be very soon. Junk is part of the Algalita Marine Foundation's "Message in a Bottle" project, all aimed at problems associated with plastic debris.
Another voyage to the garbage patch
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