26 Jul 2010

Plastic catamaran arrives in Sydney

4:35 pm on 26 July 2010

A catamaran made from 12,500 plastic bottles has arrived in Sydney on Monday after a four-month journey from San Francisco.

The Plastiki was built to underline the problem of pollution caused by plastic waste.

Its captain is environmentalist and banking heir David de Rothschild, who says one of the goals of the 14,800-kilometre trip was to highlight the world's problem with waste.