Recycled, solar-powered boat launch at Mindarie

Exstrawdinary One is made from recycled plastic and solar-powered. Picture: Ashley Pibworth/One Straw Co
Exstrawdinary One is made from recycled plastic and solar-powered. Picture: Ashley Pibworth/One Straw Co

A BOAT made from recycled plastic and powered by sun the will be launched at a clean-up in Mindarie this weekend.

Environmental group One Straw Co will launch the boat named Exstrawdinary One as part of a collaboration with The Marina, Mindarie and Cleanamarina on Saturday.

Finn Kayaks came up with concept of designing and building a boat from recycled plastic, and manufactured the vessel in WA.

The Marina will host its first Community Clean Up Day on April 6 as part of the ‘Keep The Marina Beautiful’ initiative with Keep Australia Beautiful and its environmental partners.

Organisers are offering drinks vouchers for adults and free ice-cream for children who take part in the clean-up, which will go from 11am to 1pm, with a registration station set up on the boardwalk from 10.30am.

A traffic light system will offer families with young children easier options to help clean up in the green zone, extending to the red zone for those wanting to venture into the more challenging areas.

All litter collected will be sorted and recorded and disposed of volunteers from One Straw, Cleanamarina and WA Seabird Rescue.

Exstrawdinary One.

Families will also have the chance via a raffle ticket system to go on an educational ride around the marina on the electric clean-up boat with a Cleanamarina skipper.

WA Seabird Rescue volunteers will talk and answer questions about sea bird life and safe fishing.

The initiatives follow the recent installation of a Seabin and last year’s move to stop supplying plastic straws at all marina venues.

Register for the April 6 clean-up here.

Coastal Cleanup Crew will hold a clean-up at Claytons Beach, south of the marina, on Sunday, April 14 from 9am to 11am.

Visit the Facebook event for more information.

Exstrawdinary One.