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1044 MESSAGES IN A BOTTLE

September 6th, 2010, posted by Shore Crew Tags: Arts, Build, Campaigns, Plastics, Recycling
We recently heard from Ecostep.me, who are a Swedish non-political group of individuals who want to change to a more sustainable lifestyle, telling us about their own fabulous plastic bottle creation. ... READ MORE

 

REAL LIFE REUSE-A-VILLE

August 31st, 2010, posted by Shore Crew Tags: Build, Design, Lifestyle, Waste
We created our own fictional reuse-a-ville image as a part of our 'Plastic Proverbs' collection, but there's nothing fictional about the amazing innovations in green building construction that are emerging all around the world ... READ MORE

 

INTRODUCING THE PLASTIKI CABIN AND SYSTEMS DESIGNS

July 27th, 2010, posted by Matt Grey Tags: Build, Design, Matt Grey, Plastiki
The Plastiki was nothing if not ambitious. We wanted bicycles that would generate electricity, a hydroponic garden, water stills, vacuum de-salinators, a composting toilet, solar panels ... READ MORE

 

FROM BIG IDEAS TO THE HIGH SEAS: 10,000 BOTTLES

July 11th, 2010, posted by Matt Grey Tags: Build, Design, Matt Grey, Technology
There’s no question that the Plastiki has been high octane risk and pressure right from the start. We had initially been so focused on the actually sailing trip that we’d overlooked the adventure of just building this thing ... READ MORE

 

SAFETY FIRST

July 10th, 2010, posted by Shore Crew Tags: Build, Sailing
The Plastiki and her stellar crew are getting the boat and themselves ready for the final section of their remarkable expedition which will see them traversing from New Caledonia to Australia during the next 9-14 days ... READ MORE

 

FROM BIG IDEAS TO THE HIGH SEAS: A MATERIAL DISCOVERY

June 26th, 2010, posted by Matt Grey Tags: Build, Matt Grey, Technology
My task now was to find a suitable material with which to build this boat. The prototype was progressing apace but so too was our desired date of departure in December. Overnight I became a plastics geek ... READ MORE

 

FROM BIG IDEAS TO THE HIGH SEAS

June 23rd, 2010, posted by Matt Grey Tags: Build, Matt Grey, Plastiki
"Being at sea is really very odd indeed." Here is the second piece reflecting on the development of the Plastiki Expedition by Expedition Coordinator, Matt Grey. ... READ MORE

 

FROM THE RIDICULOUS TO THE SUBLIME

June 20th, 2010, posted by Matt Grey Tags: Build, Matt Grey, Plastiki
Matt Grey, expedition coordinator, has joined the Plastiki crew for the last leg! Here is his 1st piece reflecting back over the Plastiki journey - from ideas to oceans ... READ MORE