Plastiki Lands on Christmas Island

Yesterday, the crew of the Plastiki, a boat made out of 12,000 plastic bottles, landed on Christmas Island after being at sea for about 40 days.

From the boat at sea, expedition leader David de Rothschild sent this video:

For more, you can track the rest of their journey, find out more about the boat meant to raise awareness about the health of the ocean, and read updates on their progress on their Twitter account, @plastiki.

Plastiki expedition tracker

For further background on the issue of the gyres and powerful images of albatross affected by marine garbage, watch PopTech 2009 talk from Chris Jordan, “Polluting Plastics.”

Congrats to the Plastiki crew and fair winds for the rest of the journey!

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