by Daelyn Fortney
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Photo: Luca Babini

A project that was 4 years in the making, Plastiki set sail from under the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge on Saturday. The voyage will take the 60ft catamaran engineered from approximately 12,500 reclaimed plastic bottles and its crew across the Pacific Ocean to Sydney, Australia.

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.

The Plastiki crew consists of David de Rothschild, Jo Royle, David Thomson, Olav Heyerdahl, Vern Moen, and Max Jourdan.

To follow the Plastiki journey, log on to theplastiki.com.

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    Lord David de Rothschild is an intelligent man. And, he came across a good companion. His conception is connected directly in the future of our planet. He is a charming, and he is highest gentleman. I call him captain David. Captain David gave the idea. It is that the earth becomes one country. Because,one peace.When the world where people all over the world come and go with the sailer of the Plastiki type comes, it is good. All human races exchange it in the sea. The wonderful world.

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