Netherlands: Plastic boat highlights dangers of pollution

Interface, the world’s biggest carpet tile manufacturer, has joined forces with Plastic Whale, a company dedicated to achieving plastic-free waters, to design and create a unique boat made from more than 7,000 plastic bottles fished from the canals of Amsterdam. The collaboration seeks to raise awareness of the dangers of river and ocean pollution to drive plastic waste elimination from global waters. The Plastic Whale boat will be used each day to fish more waste out of the water systems and put a spotlight on the effects of plastic waste. The ultimate Plastic Whale mission is to use some of the 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris currently in the world’s waters to create a fleet of plastic fishing boats, repurposing this waste for smarter use.