Youngsters make boat with 4500 plastic bottles in Kozhikode
Koyilandy: A group of youngsters here has constructed an attractive boat by using more than 4500 plastic bottles here. Interestingly, they collected the bottles which were dumped in the banks of the river and nearby water resources to construct the boat.
They have collected the bottles during the lockdown period. Later, a frame of the boat was made by using bamboo. Then, each bottle was placed on the frame and tied. As there are chances for the rope which connected these bottles to break, the youth used a fishing net to cover the bottles.
Over 20 youngsters took effort to make the boat out of plastic bottles.
“After making the boat, we took it for a ride in the river. It is very strong. Though over 15 people travelled on it, there were no issues. We had a safe ride on the boat. Air-filled-tubes were placed around the boat to ensure safety,” said a member in the group.
The youngsters took the effort to collect the plastic bottles as part of their mission to protect the river. Shijin, Shibin, Abhin, Jishnu, Ajesh, Sreesanth and Aswanth took leadership of the mission.