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How discarded plastic trash is affecting our oceans

Eco-advocate and explorer David de Rothschild recounts the extraordinary four-month long voyage of the Plastiki from San Francisco to Sydney, Australia.  Sailing through rarely traveled, dangerous waters, the six-person crew risked their lives to call attention to the effect of floating plastic trash on our fragile oceans.

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The Plastiki is a sixty-foot catamaran that floats on 12,500 reclaimed plastic bottles held together with glue made from plants.  Propelled by seratex sails and powered by solar panels, wind turbines, and even bicycle generators, it is a revolutionary craft.  David de Rothschild tells Prime Time Radio host Mike Cuthbert of his extraordinary adventure across the Pacific and some small steps that may help save the environment.

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