Do not ask yourself whether this will change anything; just smile and acknowledge that it is probably not hurting anyone to have some creative fun with environmental disasters:
When environmentalists on a Seychelles atoll decided to race boats made from ocean litter, they had 500 tonnes to pick from
Photographs: Anna Koester/Seychelles Islands Foundation
Red Lion is the kind of boat you would not see in most regattas. Its frame is made of bamboo, sourced from washed-up fishing equipment, and it uses two old oil drums for buoyancy.
Equally strange is Rasta Rocket – made from old plastic drain pipes, washed-up floats and fishing buoys.
These were two of the boats in the inaugural Aldabra Regatta: an ironic attempt to draw attention to marine plastic pollution by racing boats made from marine debris. Continue reading