Today’s Solutions: May 30, 2024

A hydrofoil boat approaching the port of the greek island Hydra.

The environmentally friendly, flying ships of the future

These days, electric cars, bikes, scooters, trams, and trains are common modes of transport. However, one mode of transport which hasn’t got the electric memo is ferries, which are still almost exclusively powered by fossil fuels. The problematic factor here is battery capacity, which cannot last Read More...

David de Rothschild to sail in

David de Rothschild to sail in a boat of plastic bottles

British adventurer will sail across the Pacific in a 60-foot catamaran made of 12,000 plastic bottles and other recycled materials. Marco Visscher | May 2009 issue According to David de Rothschild, the plastic bottle is the icon of the modern lifestyle. “It costs an awful lot of energy to Read More...

Videos: Creating a catamaran o

Videos: Creating a catamaran of plastic bottles

See the making of the Plastiki, a 60-foot catamaran made of plastic bottles, and watch interviews with David de Rothschild, who plans to sail the Plastiki across the Pacific. Ode Editors | May 2009 Read More...