A boat made up of plastic bottles and other recycled material, named the Plastiki, has set sail from San Francisco on a 100 day journey to Sydney, to raise awareness about maritime pollution. See AP video
The project is led by David De Rothschild (photo by Plastiki press centre)
The boat is a catamaran (photo from Plastiki press centre)
You can follow the journey online
- photos on Flickr
Of course, the name Plastiki is an acknowledgment of the famous Kon-Tiki expedition of the 1940s.