The modern kon tiki

While Poppa Neutrino spread a message of social change with his rafts, Plastiki was built to spread awareness of plastic pollution and over consumption and its effect on ecology. Sailing to Australia on a raft made from 12,000 plastic bottles: “recognizing that waste is fundamentally a design flaw (it does not appear in nature) It’s about re-thinking waste as a resource.”(plastiki faqs)

Its a great project with a big message and bigger budget than most recycled rafts. The archive version of the website is a good resource for information on issues with plastic.

There’s also some great early development drawings, i’ve picked a few below –

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