The Plastiki is a 60-foot catamaran made from 12,500 reclaimed plastic bottles which set sail from San Francisco in March 2010 on a 130 day journey to Sydney with a mission to beat waste. Expedition leader David de Rothschild was joined by an intrepid crew of 10 sailors, film makers and environmentalists including female skipper Jo Royle. On July 26th the team reached Sydney after traveling over 8,000 nautical miles through the pacific ocean in a bid to inspire people to view waste as a resource and highlight the growing amount of trash in our oceans. Do your bit to help reduce plastic waste and take the Plastiki Pledge – http://myplastiki.com/ . Check out the boat’s vital statistics below.
Here is a glimpse of the Plastiki ready to set sail. You can see all of those recycled bottles hard at work keeping her afloat.
The launch of the Plastiki started with a packed Press Conference in Sausalito, San Francisco. It was little cold to model their Shortomatic.com boardshorts, but the adventure was covered by a National Geographic documentary. You can see a map of their voyage below.
We were an official supplier to the Plastiki voyage, led by David de Rothschild. See our “Looking After Oceans” shorts for the crew below. First glance sees a ‘destination’ postcard sinking in the depth’s of the Pacific, but as you look into each letter, the whole nightmare of pollution is revealed, with dead fish, plastic bottles and all manner of waste strewn on the beautiful shores of our planet.
Here’s Nat Geo Max at work aboard The Plastiki some 1100 miles out in the Pacific. We love that they were sporting a Shortomatic shirt!
After over 3500 nautical miles, David de Rothschild and his team enjoy dry land after 38 days at sea! Our ‘Beat Waste’ creative work seen here on our boardshorts, as David dives to check the hulls of the boat.
They sail out from Christmas Island on their second leg, a 22 day journey to Fiji. They had a wonderful time recharging on this magical island and have since changed three crew members. Our board shorts are hard at work on this journey!
The Plastiki crew were met by a welcome flotilla of boats and helicopters as they sailed through Sydney harbour on their way to Sydney’s Australian National Maritime Museum where the arrival ceremony was held in front of a bustling audience of friends, families, press and supporters. Anymatic would like to congratulate the crew on their adventure and their help to raise awareness of the waste on our plant.Share this post: