Topic: Algalita Marine Research Foundation

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  • In Pictures Voyage of the Plastiki

    British environmentalist David de Rothschild's eco-friendly catamaran, the Plastiki, made from 12,500 reclaimed plastic bottles, prepares to embark on a transpacific voyage from San Francisco to Australia. Rothschild, a decedent of the famous English banking family, will make the journey to bring attention to sites of ecological importance that are susceptible to issues caused by climate change.

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  • Voyage of recycled Plastiki to sail through Pacific garbage patch

    Voyage of recycled Plastiki to sail through Pacific garbage patch

    The Plastiki, a boat made from recycled plastic, is sailing from San Francisco to Sydney to raise awareness about ocean-borne plastic litter, particularly in the Pacific garbage patch.

  • In Pictures Voyage of the Plastiki

    British environmentalist David de Rothschild's eco-friendly catamaran, the Plastiki, made from 12,500 reclaimed plastic bottles, prepares to embark on a transpacific voyage from San Francisco to Australia. Rothschild, a decedent of the famous English banking family, will make the journey to bring attention to sites of ecological importance that are susceptible to issues caused by climate change.

  • The Pacific isn't the only ocean collecting plastic trash

    The Pacific isn't the only ocean collecting plastic trash

    A swirling 'soup' of tiny pieces of plastic has been found in the Atlantic Ocean, and something similar may be present in other ocean areas as well.