I occasionally look through my Twitter updates from the Plastiki sailing across the Pacific. I don’t Twit much, but it’s really rather exciting to see the dispatches coming across, knowing where they’re coming from. The NYT interviewed David de Rothschild here when the crew had made it to Christmas Island:
We have arrived after sailing for nearly 40 days across some of the most remote ocean in the world with no visual fatigue in the super structure of the Plastiki. This is a great achievement for the project and proves that Seretex — a fully recyclable self reinforced PET [polyethylene terephthalate] — is a smart material to replace the use of more toxic and less recyclable plastics used to manufacture anything from garden furniture to bus stops to the interior of cars. The Plastiki is the first product to be built from Seretex.