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Jug Boat

photo by Peter Bennett/Ambient Images

This unusual raft, Junk, is crafted from 15,000 discarded plastic bottles, old fishing nets, an airplane fuselage, and a solar generator. Designed by Marcus Eriksen, director of research and education at the Algalita Marine Research Foundation in Long Beach, California, the boat embarked on a 2,100-mile journey to Hawaii this summer. Eriksen and sailing partner Joel Paschal hope the vessel will draw attention to the “plastic soup,� some 3.5 million tons of debris that floats in the North Pacific Gyre, threatening birds and marine creatures. | 21

Plenty Magazine Issue 23 Aug/Sept 2008  

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