A boat made entirely from rubbish has set sail in Taiwan

The boat is made completely from plastic bottles and other

recycled materials, including old advertising banners.

Called Polli-Boat,

the vessel was designed and built to raise awareness of the marine environment.

“The concept of the Polli-Boat is using 100 per cent trash,” explained Arthur Huang, founder and

managing director of Miniwiz Sustainable Energy Development Ltd who made the

boat. “It’s being propelled only by renewable resources – obviously sailing,

that’s using wind. The other is solar energy with six modules of soft solar

panels.”

Polli-Boat‘s main

flotation system is a series of interlocking plastic bricks made from plastic

bottles. The 23ft vessel uses these bricks for a flotation pontoon, which can

withstand the pressure of sailing. Old advertising banners are used as

sails.

As reported by Reuters, she set sail in Taiwan on World

Ocean Day this week.