Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Welcome to Sydney Plastiki

Another high profile user of WatchMate makes a successful journey. After 8,000 nautical miles at sea Plastiki arrives safe in to Sydney. When you get a chance take a look at the Plastiki website. They are certainly promoting some fresh thinking about how we deal with waste and their expedition philosophy sums this thinking up nicely.

  • It’s about recognizing that waste is fundamentally a design flaw (it does not appear in nature)
  • It’s about re-thinking waste as a resource.
  • It’s about cyclical 'cradle-to-cradle’ philosophies rather than linear thinking when it comes to
  • how we design our world.
  • It’s about a better understanding of the lifecycle’s and materials used in our everyday lives.
  • It’s about being curious and open, being prepared to let go of assumptions in order to undertake
  • a new ‘Planet 2.0’ way of thinking and acting.
  • It’s about acknowledging that we don't have all the answers and that nobody is as smart as
  • everybody.
  • It’s about being collaborative and curious so to engage multiple perspectives, skills, opinions and
  • organizations.
  • It’s about constantly learning, unlearning and re-learning.
  • It’s about re-integrating back into the web of life by recognizing and reducing our human
  • fingerprints on the natural world.
  • It’s about moving on from just articulating the problems and inspiring action of the solutions.
  • It’s about encouraging the world to reduce, reuse, recycle and rethink more of the planets
  • natural resources.
  • It’s about delivering a spectacular global “Message in a Bottle”.

We wish the crew of Plastiki well. I'm sure that by having a WatchMate on board would remove one more navigational stress for the crew. By the way if you haven't see the latest AIS WatchMate RX yet this page is a great place to start.

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