Video: Making boats from ocean plastic waste

Watch the lastest video from the project "Optimist for the sea", where optimist dinghies are produced from oceanic waste.
​Hopefully you have alredy heard or read something about the awareness campaign “Optimists for the sea” (Optimist för havet). A project where boats are being built from collected ocean plastic waste in order to increase awareness of the global issue.

In this video researchers at Chalmers University of Technology address the question whether the reuse of such plastic waste in new products generates a positive environmental impact. To find out they will quantify and compare the impact of manufacturing processes for standard boat building versus "waste-to-boat building".

The video was produced by Johan Bodell, Chalmers with film clips from Anders Mikaelsson, SSPA Sweden.

Read more about the project, watch the video on YouTube, or read a news article from the Gothenburg newspapper GP (in swedish).


Published: Thu 31 Jan 2019. Modified: Tue 05 Feb 2019