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'Plastiki' book captures boat's epic ocean journey (photos)

A year after David de Rothschild's all-plastic craft traveled from California to Australia, a new book examines the project close-up.

23 Images By April 4, 2011


After 6,000 miles, Plastiki defying its doubters

From a brief stopover on an island about 900 miles from Australia, David de Rothschild talks tech and shares his view of life at sea on an all-plastic boat.

By July 14, 2010


At long last, the Plastiki sets sail (photos)

After months of anticipation, banking heir David de Rothschild's boat, made buoyant by 12,000 soda bottles, sets sail for Australia.

21 Images By March 20, 2010


Plastiki: Message in a bottle raft

British adventurer David de Rothschild plans to sail from San Francisco to Australia in a 60-foot vessel made from recycled plastic bottles--and to teach the world a few lessons about recycling along the way.

By March 13, 2009


Plastic-bottle boat completes voyage across Pacific

Plastiki, constructed of more than 12,000 discarded soft-drink bottles, arrives in Australia after an 11,000-mile journey.

By July 25, 2010