Sailing a Junk Raft to Protest Ocean Pollution

Marcus Eriksen and colleagues from the Algalita Marine Research Foundation are concerned debris polluting our oceans. So they are building a raft, aptly named "Junk" out of plastic bottles with a cabin made from an old Cessna fuselage:

The raft, named "Junk," seems destined to live up to its name, with its 30- by 20-foot hull consisting of 20,000 plastic bottles - kept together with fishing net.

The fuselage will be overhauled, made waterproof, and used to provide shelter for a two-man crew - Eriksen and photographer Joel Paschal - and navigational equipment for a planned six-week odyssey to Hawaii, in an effort to raise awareness of the trash that lands in the ocean by careless, consumer-oriented societies, according to Algalita.

They will sail to Hawaii on May 25: Link | Junkraft Blog - Thanks Sustainable Dave!

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