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Plastiki to set sail

The Plastiki, a boat built from recycled plastic, is expected to begin a 100-day crossing of the Pacific Ocean in March to test the seaworthiness of new materials and draw attention to ocean-borne plastic waste. The boat is now undergoing sea trials in San Francisco Bay.

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Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.