Bottles2boats ESC Project 2019

December 09, 2019

Bottles2boats is a joint project of K.A.NE. and R.A.D.I.Kal.A., centered on an Educational Circle of Recycling that upcycles plastic bottles into sailboats.

It promotes a 5-fold aim with a corresponding 5-step boat-building process. It seeks to achieve:

  1. educational awareness – collecting plastic bottles from schools/establishments
  2. physical activity – shredding plastic into flakes/ cords
  3. innovative recycling – using innovative methods such as weaving plastic nets
  4. upcycled equipment – building the boat from recycled plastic bottles
  5. reward participation – sailing the new, upcycled plastic bottle sailboat

Watch our video-documentary to see how 15 volunteers from 7 countries from Europe (Spain, Latvia, Italy, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Portugal) gathered in Kalamata, Greece and turned plastic bottles into sailboats!

Bottles2boats Project Video

Check our Facebook page for more details on the Bottles2boats project:

and the R.A.D.I.Kal.A. website:

Special thanks to our partners:

@A.D.E.L. Association for Development Education and Labour

Asociación Mundus – Un Mundo a Tus Pies

Associação Mais Cidadania

@Asociatia Pro Vobis – Centrul National de Resurse Pentru Voluntariat Fundacja Rozwoju Społeczeństwa Przedsiębiorczego

Pistes Solidaires Seiklejate Vennaskond


Αίολος Καλαμάτας

Messinian Boats Antonios Tsolkas

Νερό Ανδανία


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