Articles about book
Adventurer, author and environmentalist David de Rothschild made an epic voyage in 2009 on a catamaran made from recycled plastic bottles and called the Plastiki. He sailed from San Francisco to Sydney to raise awareness of plastic pollution in the oceans and the need for recycling. He wrote a book about his voyage entitled Plastiki: Across The Pacific On Plastic.
Agua Garcia is a village in the wooded countryside in the north of Tenerife in the Canary Islands. It has a cooler climate than many parts in the south of the island and many fruit and vegetables grow there.
Plastic is a serious danger to many marine animals and seabirds because they swallow it after mistaking it for food. Plastic is increasingly polluting the oceans where it doesn't biodegrade but breaks into smaller and smaller floating pieces. It is killing whales, turtles and birds such as albatrosses, as well as entering the food chain all the way up to us.