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The Plastiki sets sail…

Article: The Plastiki sets sail…

David de Rothschild, host of Sundance Channel’s ECO-TRIP, is no stranger to adventure: he’s traveled to both poles, and was part of a team that broke the record for crossing the Greenland ice cap. On Saturday, he set off on another adventure: de Rothschild and crew sailed out of San Francisco on the Plastiki, a 60 ft. catamaran built primarily from recycled plastics (including 12,000 bottles).

Plastiki + Earthship = Landlord Independent

Article: Plastiki + Earthship = Landlord Independent

David de Rothschild’s Plastiki is a seaworthy boat made from reclaimed plastic bottles. Michael Reynolds’ Earthships (the subject of the documentary GARBAGE WARRIOR) are homes built from reclaimed materials, and designed to provide basic needs for the homeowner: energy, food, water, and waste disposal. Put the two together, and you get the Landlord Independent, a…