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Meet the Plastic Pirates of Plastiki: David de Rothschild and Jo Royle
David de Rothschild and Jo Royle dropped by Current HQ's to chat about their daring plans to sail from San Francisco to Sydney in a vessel made from plastic bottles as part of their mission to educate the world of the perils of plastic.
In this 3 minute excerpt of the interview, David and Jo describe their mission, and play stat attack on plastics. You can watch more excerpts of the interview and the interview in it's entirety at current.com/plastiki.
In June 2006, the expedition leader, David de Rothschild read the devastating UNEP report, ‘Action Urged to Avoid Deep Trouble in the Deep Seas’ which detailed the devastation caused by waste in our oceans. This report fueled the idea of what would eventually become Plasiki – an expedition which will visit areas affected by global warming and rising oceans capturing the worlds imagination and effecting change.
But if plastiki is ringing a bell in your eco-geek memory, it might be because you are thinking about one we of the sources of inspiration for the project, Thor Heyerdahl’s legendary 1947 expedition, The Kon-Tiki, where he made a raft that floated/sailed from Peru to Polynesia to replicate pre-Columbian South American sailors…
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