Trash Boat: Ship Made of Recycled Bottles Prepares to Sail Pacific Ocean

It's a work of modern art and an engineering marvel -- a 60-foot catamaran kept afloat by recycled plastic bottles. It only takes 12,000 bottles to do the job. Each is filled filled with carbon dioxide, making the bottles so rigid that a truck could drive over one and it wouldn't break. The sail is made of plastic rather than cloth, and even the mast is repurposed irrigation pipe. The exterior surface is fabricated from plastic too, instead of the usual fiberglass. The one-of-a-kind...Full Story
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