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Plastiki Expedition boat by Exploration Architecture for Adventure Ecology

Andy Dovell. The team later found a supplier of a revolutionary sheet material called SrPET that uses recycled plastic bottles in two forms – one like a fiber and one like a resin – so that when put together they create a material that is very similar to fiberglass.

However, unlike fiberglass which is impossible to recycle, the SrPET is made entirely from one material and can be recycled indefinitely with no loss of resources or material quality – the holy grail of Cradle to Cradle design. The design of the systems on the boat presented other challenges as we were determined that the Plastiki should be a zero emissions boat.

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