Model Plastiki For Your Shelf


Not everyone can help David de Rothschild build a ship out of plastic bottles and sail it across an ocean. For those of us stuck at home, Adventure Ecology is offering another option: Build a toy version.

The toy Plastiki is a scale model of the 60 ft. catamaran. In keeping with de Rothschild's ethos, the model is made from cardboard approved by the Forest Stewardship Council and printed with vegetable inks. The model costs £18 (about $30) and half the proceeds go to Sculpt the Future, an organization that promotes environmental action.

Click here to read our profile of de Rothschild in the December Issue, and watch a behind the scenes video of the making of the actual boat.

–Jonah Ogles