Polli-Boat made from trash sets sail around Taiwan to raise recycling awareness

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Last week, to honor World Oceans Day, Miniwiz Sustainable Energy Development Ltd., in conjunction with National Geographic Channel in Taiwan, launched a boat made entirely from trash and recycled materials to sail around Taiwan to educate people and raise awareness about recycling and alternative energy.

The 23-foot boat, called the “Polli-Boat”, is primarily made from 804 interlocking plastic bricks made from recycled PET bottles, which gives its floatation ability. The sails are made from old advertising banners, and there are also 6 solar panels which generate 72 watts – enough energy to power a small electric engine to use when there’s no wind.

Truly a great example of making the best use of recycled materials we can, the Polli-Boat is now touring around Taiwan. If you’re in the area, be sure to check it out.

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