To bring awareness to the staggering amount of plastic in our oceans, members of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation spent the last few months making a sailboat out of plastic bottles and other "junk". Today they set sail from Long Beach, CA harbor with the goal to sail to Hawaii in about 6 weeks. We were fortunate enough to watch them get under way today at their launch party. It was quite exciting!
Visit the junk raft blog to see updates on the voyage, learn more about the junk raft, and find out how plastics are hurting our oceans.