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Plastiki Lands in Australia

The Plastiki's Journey Is Nearly Complete!

Back in February, the Plastiki, a boat made of 12,000 plastic bottles, set sail for Sydney, Australia. The crew of the eco-boat were attempting to sail over 8,000 nautical miles, and hoped to bring attention to the amount of waste that makes its way into our oceans. They described their mission in San Francisco during the launch event, but that wasn't the last time we heard from the crew — they've been blogging, tweeting, posting Facebook messages, videos, and allowed the public to track their exact location via GPS. Not only that, thanks to satellite connectivity, they've been able to use Skype to chat with followers, friends, and family, and stay in touch with us land-dwellers.

The entire journey has been pretty amazing, especially since they've been at sea for 128 days and have powered their vessel, computers, and gadgets entirely on wind and solar energy (along with a sweet power-generating bicycle). We got a good look at the outside of the boat before it launched in February, but take a look at all the tech they've been rocking on the inside in the video after the break.

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