David de Rothschild's 'Garbage Patch' Mission

British adventurer and environmentalist David de Rothschild and his crew will set sail across the Pacific in a few weeks in his eco-boat, the 'Plastiki', made entirely with 12,000 to 16,000 2-liter plastic bottles and recycled waste. The mission of this great venture is to focus attention on the notorious environmental phenomena the 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch' in an attempt to draw attention to the amount of garbage disposed of in our oceans. The garbage patch is characterized by exceptionally high concentrations of suspended plastic and other debris that have been trapped by the currents of the North Pacific Gyre, several hundred miles in diameter.

During his venture, de Rothschild will collect sea water samples, take photographs and video clips of the area and post blogs on his Adventure Ecology in an attempt to publicise the perils posed by plastic pollution, Guardian reports.


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