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BOTTLES UP! Fiji's First Recycled Plastic Bottle Boat

"Bottles Up" is a plastic bottle boat crafted by the owner and employees of the Rain Tree Lodge - an eco backpacker’s hotel on the island of Viti Levu in Fiji. The boat is built out of plastic bottles and a layer of foam, held together with glue. It may look dainty, but surprisingly the boat can remain afloat supporting three large Fijian men as they paddle around in it. The owner of the Rain Tree Lodge claims this is Fiji’s 1st plastic bottle boat; he hopes this will inspire others to…

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BOTTLES UP! Fiji's First Recycled Plastic Bottle Boat

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A REAL COKE FLOAT MADE FROM COKE BOTTLES! That Works. From the book, How To Live Homeless In Style, 50 Ways To Survive On Plastic Bottles In These Economic Times. You can now build your own plastic water bottle/Coke Bottle Boat or even a homless shelter and see 48 other platic bottle projects. See a live caveman in Signal Mountain, Tennessee. Go to (www.COKEFLOAT.com)

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Bouyancy, of course, is the key to floating a boat.You can assemble your recycled materials into a sealed hull like a conventional boat.Or you can collect bouyant objects to build a raft. Styrofoam can sometimes be scavenged, but discarded bottles, buckets and jugs are far more common. You will need to collect a lot of them. A liter of water weighs one kilogram. So your raft will need to displace more liters of river water than your weight (and the boat's) in order to achieve positive…

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Rat Patrol -- Trash Boats

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How to build the next "Century" boat with bottles, Styrofoam, tires & pine pitch. Growing up in Kenya, Mansoor, now 31, watched as visitors arrived with money and left behind their trash. Then, one day, he was looking at the discarded plastic along the shoreline and had a revelation: with it, he would build something everyone in Lamu needed. He would build a boat. “The dream came from God; I didn’t learn this in any school. My dream said, ‘Go and collect the garbage that floats.’...

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Bottle Boat. How to build the next Century [boat] with bottles, styrofoam & tires

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A Puerto Rican kayak made from 2-liter bottles.

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Asahi newspaper photo: bottle boats

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Biwa Bottle Boat Challenge

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Milk Jug Raft. Uploaded by jdrobinson13 on Aug 26, 2011 My friend and I worked at a restaurant all summer long and started saving milk jugs that we used there. Over the course of two months we had saved around 250 milk jugs. To make this raft we used 224 milk jugs, 1700 feet of duct tape, 4'x8' plywood, and 24' of 2x4. We ended up putting around 700 pounds on it and still floated fine.

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BOTTLES UP! Fiji's First Recycled Plastic Bottle Boat

The boat is composed of modular sections of plastic bottles glued together with a layer of foam underneath to further aid in flotation, and some plastic sheeting for the seats and floor deck. The boat building crew is also experimenting with a sandwich-style floating platform to be used by farmers in Fiji to float crops down river to the market. The Rain Tree Lodge’s owner hopes his experiments & designs can be used by Fijians to make use of the many plastic bottles discarded in the country.

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