While getting a pedicure over the weekend and reading the latest Vogue, imagine my surprise to find this article in Vogue Magazine of all places! Being a sailing enthusiast, and someone who cares about our environment...this story caught my attention right away and I just had to share it! I give you Plastiki.
As if 12,500 recycled plastic bottles didn’t make the Plastiki green enough, it is also primarily powered by renewable energy. That includes solar power panels, wind turbines, trailing propeller turbines and bicycle generators. It also uses urine-to-water recovery and rain catchment systems to produce fresh water and even comes equipped with a rotating cylinder hydroponic garden.
The Plastiki has been at sail now for 75 days, and has traveled 5485 nautical miles. You can learn more about this amazing expedition, meet the crew, watch videos, and so much more at the Plastiki Website. And the coolest thing...you can even track her voyage here.
As you can see, this sailboat is not only stunning to look at, but on a very important mission. With a bright idea, a few years of work, and lots of ambition...anything is possible. I wish the crew safe travels for the rest of your trip...and a big THANK YOU for doing what you're doing! I hope your important message spreads across the globe!