September 17th, 2010, posted by Shore Crew Tags: Design, Oceans, Plastiki, Technology

After 4 years spent planning and building, and 130 days crossing the Pacific the Plastiki has become an icon of sustainable design and an advocate for plastic free oceans. But after all that, what’s next?

Well our original idea to upcycle the vessel have been thrown out of the water for the time being as we plan to continue using the Plastiki as a vessel for change and to carry on inspiring people to rethink their approaches to waste.

So with this in mind we have set about planning the next steps for this one of a kind boat, which will begin with the Plastiki Global Ocean Exhibit. This is a hugely exciting project that will be constructed with 18 reclaimed shipping containers and will house not only the Plastiki itself but also a gallery, innovation centre and studio, a school workshop and laboratory, digital centre, and cafe. In true Plastiki style it will also run from renewables featuring some cool solar array fixtures on the terrace roof.

The idea behind the shipping containers comes from the desire to easily transport the exhibition using widely used and available shipping methods. It also allows the exhibition the be viewed in the environment that inspired the whole project – the ocean. We hope for the Plastiki Global Ocean Exhibit to raise awareness of the plight of the oceans and develop sustainable solutions, inspiring visitors to create their own adventures and reconnect with the natural world in an engaging and captivating way.

So stay tuned for more updates and let us know what you think by leaving your comments!

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  1. Laurel Bunce Polarek says:

    GREAT idea! I was wondering what you would do with the Plastiki! I’m ecstatic you’ve choen this. Just make sure you bring it back to San Francisco at some point.

  2. michael m. says:

    Fantastic! Love the shipping container thinking.
    Keep me posted!