“100 percent trash boat” sets sail in Taiwan

Posted In News, Pollution
Jun
9

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Excerpt, from Reuters

A boat built completely from plastic bottles and other recycled materials, including old advertising banners, set sail in Taiwan to raise awareness about the marine environment. It will tour around Taiwan for educational purposes…

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