There is currently an island of trash floating in the pacific and we're not talking about Spiral Island (that's in the Caribbean). We are talking about the massive amounts of garbage that have collected in the Northern Pacific Gyre that create a garbage patch the size of Texas! What can we do about such massive amounts of pollution? Dr. Marcus Eriksen and his team have a plan... put more trash in the Pacific!?!? More specifically he and his team are sailing from California to Hawaii in a boat made completely from trash!
Piloting their vessel made from motor-less craft from 15,000 recycled bottles, fishing nets, and a Cessna cockpit, they are sailing 2,000 miles to raise awareness for the problem. With a little less than 1000 miles to go, they expect to arrive finish the trip in a couple weeks.
"Yes, we are risking our lives, but the issue of petroleum-based plastic and our national dependence on petroleum, warrant urgent action," explained Eriksen on the teams blog.
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