In 2010 the people from WHIM architecture submitted their project Recycled Island to our [the next idea] voestalpine art and technology grant, and over the last two years it has evolved in such a way that it is now ready for Kickstarter! We are happy to see that!
Here a brief overview of the project:
Recycled Island is a research project on the potential of realizing a habitable floating island in the Pacific Ocean made from all the plastic waste that is momentarily floating around in the ocean.
The proposal has three main aims; Cleaning our oceans from a gigantic amount of plastic waste; Creating new land; And constructing a sustainable habitat. Recycled island seeks the possibilities to recycle the plastic waste on the spot and to recycle it into a floating entity. The constructive and marine technical aspects take part in the project of creating a sea worthy island.