RECYCLED MISSISSIPPI

In the summer of 2016, 6 friends sailed down the Mississippi river on a boat made of 800 plastic bottles.

WITH THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF

 
 
 
 

The Recycled Mississippi expedition aimed to promote public awareness of the need for clean rivers, less landfill waste, and the elimination of single-use plastic containers.

 

MEET THE CREW (from left to right)

  • Sebastian Engelhart - skipper - United States
  • Zander Hortung - navigator - United States
  • Dan Cullum - expedition leader - New Zealand
  • Livio Knoeri - engineer - Switzerland
  • Gary Bencheghib - filmmarker - France
  • Hannes Stauffer - engineer - Switzerland
The two kayaks are each made of 300 plastic bottles

Here are some of the Mississippi River legends, a peak into the micro plastic studies happening in the Gulf of Mexico, and a look at some of the numerous river angels that have made our trip all the more special.