David de Rothschild Sounds Off On Plastic

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In July, eco-adventurer David de Rothschild and his crew ended their 130-day voyage across the Pacific from San Francisco to Sydney in Plastiki, crafted from 12,500 plastic bottles. Their journey helped bring attention to the problem of plastics in the ocean, particularly the massive, swirling island of plastic in the Pacific called the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

De Rothschild discusses the construction of Plastiki, the dangers of plastic, and the power of stories to inspire change in a podcast with TreeHugger Radio.

Read more about David de Rothschild's mission in our December 2009 issue.

--Nick Davidson

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