20 Jun '11, 6pm

Cool! A boat made of trash, 100% trash, sets sail in Taiwan! via @mothernaturenet ^KB

Cool! A boat made of trash, 100% trash, sets sail in Taiwan! via @mothernaturenet ^KB

TAIPEI - A boat built completely from plastic bottles and other recycled materials, including old advertising banners, set sail in Taiwan to raise awareness about the marine environment. WorldShares lets you earn donations for your favorite nonprofit. Earn up to 20 points now. Learn More Earn Points What's this? Comments Email Twitter Stumble Digg Share The trimaran, named the "Polli-Boat," had as its main flotation system a series of interlocking plastic bricks made from plastic bottles with strengthened polyethylene terephthalate, the most common plastic in use today. The 3-foot boat has a flotation pontoon made from the 804 plastic bricks whose hexagonal shape allows them to lock together, withstanding the pressure of sailing. Used advertising banners are the sails. "The concept of the Polli-Boat is using 100 percent trash," said Arthur Huang , the founder and managing ...

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