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

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

As reported by Reuters, she set sail in Taiwan on World
Ocean Day this week.