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 a plastic recycling...


Guinness World Record Attempt

"We're upcycling (used) plastic bottles into boats and then recycling"

1. Sign up and join us on Wednesday 27th June, 2018

Download our fabulous Event Guide!

5,931 Learners

301 Teachers

5 Countries

62 Schools

Welcome to the Challenge!

Our Aim

This is a multiple venues Guinness World Record (GWR) Attempt taking place on Wednesday 27th June, 2018 at 14:00 BST.

Simultaneously at multiple locations around the world thousands of plastic bottle boats will be launched, retrieved and recycled!  

Sign your class up for the Plastic Bottle Challenge and help us simultaneously unite schools in plastic education and an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record.

Record Breakers... yeah!  

Latest Schools

Holy Trinity C of E Primary School

Steve Morton
1 day 11 hours ago

Abbot’s Hill School

Angie Baker
1 day 13 hours ago

Misterton First School

Alice Wines
2 days 14 hours ago

West Coker CofE VC Primary School

Phil Hyland
3 days 2 hours ago

Event Guide

Your complete guide to taking part in this unique, global world record attempt

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Be part of the first!

To host a Guinness World Record all you need is:  

  • At least 25 model boats - 1 boat per person
  • All boats into one body of water at your venue's launch, within five seconds,
  • To launch at the same time as all other venues, globally! 
  • Boats that will float for at least 60 seconds
  • All plastic bottles used in your attempt to be recycled
  • To follow the GWR guidelines for taking video and photos

Sign your class up… just 25 learners needed!

'One body of water' could be a large paddling pool, a swimming pool or even open water. Future World Record attempts will be held periodically, allowing time to refresh, but ensuring that if a child takes part more than once it establishes a continuous and progressive learning opportunity through their school life.  We will continue to grow the plastic education resource directory. 

  • School
  • Get Afloat venue

Event Resources

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Boat making resources, articles and case studies to support you in this unique world record attempt.

Guinness World Record

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