The Plastiki is coming through the Heads and in into the Harbor right now, such a beautiful sight!! via web
the Plastiki is so close! About 4 nautical miles from the Heads, the gateway to Sydney Harbor. Wahoooooooo! via web
The Plastiki is sailing through Sydney Harbor!! Such an awesome sight! Helicopters over head & a very excited crew http://twitpic.com/28p2dm
" 'This is truly a message on a bottle', said Mr. de Rothschild. 'We have this addiction to single-use, throwaway plastic, which is choking up the ecosystem. With Plastiki, we want to enlighten, inform and inspire people and show that there are solutions here and not just problems.'.... Mr. de Rothschild also raised concern at the scarcity of marine life his crew had observed on their journey across the Pacific. 'We've spent four months at sea but have seen very little fish stock and only a handful of marine mammals', said Mr. de Rothschild. 'That is a real sign that the oceans are in desperate need of our help.'....
At the end of the live link-up with UNEP, Mr. de Rothschild said Plastiki's next challenge was to encourage others to use plastics more responsibly. Once the boat is back on dry land, Plastiki will become a travelling exhibition raising awareness on waste plastic and marine pollution. 'After this adventure, Plastiki's second chapter is a chapter of change', said Mr. de Rothschild. 'The message we're sending out is 'What is your Plastiki- What can you do to change the world?' "
To get a closer look at the poster above, or to read the Plastiki's blog article about their nearing arrival, click the title above, or go to http://www.theplastiki.com/2010/07/the-plastiki-on-track-to-sydney/
Map image of the voyage from http://www.thetimetv.com/news-iwc-schaffhausen-supports-the-plastiki-expedition-the-official-partner-david-rothschild-and-his-organisation-adventure-ecology-803-62