A boat made from thousands of recycled plastic bottles is set to make an 11,000-mile voyage. David de Rothschild is building this unusual aquatic vehicle in San Francisco. Everything is made of plastic bottles except for the masts, which are metal. De Rothschild calls plastic bottles a “symbol of global waste,” and he wants his journey to bring awareness to recycling.
De Rothschild will depart San Francisco in April. The 12,000 to 16,000 bottles he’s using will carry him all the way to Australia.