Video: Awesome Students Paddle 100km In Kayaks Made Of Plastic Bottles

A few weeks back, 25 amazing students completed a 100km (62 mile) paddling expedition down the Whanganui River on the North Island in New Zealand. That alone would be a pretty cool story, but they also made the journey in kayaks made out of plastic bottles. The video below gives us a glimpse of that journey and those kayaks, which I have to say look fantastic. A longer documentary of their adventure will come later and you can find out more on the group’s Facebook page.

Thanks Lou-Phi for sharing this great video! Great stuff!

Kraig Becker

3 thoughts on “Video: Awesome Students Paddle 100km In Kayaks Made Of Plastic Bottles”

  1. I have a genuine concern here. I love kayaking, and I hate the use of single-use plastics, especially bottled water. It is a 'pet' peeve of mine. But doesn't finding these uses for them mean people won't be deterred from buying them to start with? I feel the solution should be to get people to stop buying them and filter water at home.


  2. Good point Russell. I do like that they converted them to another use, but I'd like to see the bottles done away with as well.

  3. On the other hand,I bet if we did away with bottled water, we'd still have lots of old bottles around.

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