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POLLI BOAT

Taipei, Taiwan

POLLI BOAT is the world’s first trimaran inspired by the 3R practices-Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Designed and engineered by Miniwiz S.E.D., Polli-Boat is made of recycled materials including the revolutionary POLLI-BRICKS™ and a newly developed green material WPC (wood-plastic composite). The boat uses waste canvas as decking and its renewable energy systems powered by both solar and wind, can be interchangeable depending on weather conditions.
Seven hundred and sixty POLLI-BRICKS™ are used as the major floating device in the main hull and outer tubes due to POLLI-BRICKS™ large air pockets. WPC is used as the top decking material to replace traditional FRP (Fiber Reinforced Plastic); which is unrecyclable and toxic during the manufacturing process.
On March 31, 2011, the Polli-Boat debuts in the EcoARK, the world's first green architecture made from recycled plastic bottles to complement the World Month event host by National Geographic Channel. The Polli-Boat sailing ceremony is set to have its first journey on the World Ocean Day, June 8th, 2011. Its purpose is to raise the awareness of sustainable oceanic issues, and encourage adventurous spirits. Polli-boat is also set to sail across Taiwan in the near future to showcase green technology.

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Completion Year : 2011.03
Media Mentions
REUTERS
Inhabitat
Treehugger
Discovery
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN

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