BBC one: Blue Planet UK
How ocean plastic rubbish is turned into kayaks
Presenter Steve Brown visits Plymouth to meet Rob Thompson, the ocean activist working with Islander kayaks to clean up the seas.
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Palm Equipment partnered with Odyssey Innovation to develop the world’s first marine waste recycled plastic kayak. Under the Islander brand, Palm will be launching the Paradise Odyssey and Paradise II Odyssey sit on tops in its 2019 range. The project was developed through collaborating with Rob Thompson, the founder of non-profit organisation Fathoms Free and of Odyssey Innovation, who sought to convert the waste material he and his team of volunteers collected during beach cleans and dives. Since the start of this year, we’ve been proto-typing and testing the material in boats throughout Europe and using them in campaigns to collect more plastic and raise awareness about marine waste