Paperboat 4 : Our first bio-degradable boat

 

Today we’ve tested Paperboat 4, the first bio-degradable boat. The boat is constructed with used cardboard and old newspapers, and the glue is solely made of organic materials. So you can throw it on the compost heap after use! And next year it could become a beautiful flower.
Since we made a canoe we thought we might as well test it in the waves on the beach in Scheveningen.
And it survived the forces of nature!

 

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Paperboat in NRC Handelsblad

The NRC devoted an article on ourPaperboat project and the Paperboat race.
Read the full article here (in Dutch):

http://www.nrc.nl/handelsblad/van/2014/juni/26/duurzaam-varen-in-papieren-bootjes-1392199

 

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Students InHolland – Corporate storytelling movie

And here it is!
The final corporate storytelling movie the students of InHolland made for us. It’s a fantastic movie, we’re proud and honoured to have been a part of their project.
So a big thank you to Aissa Traore, Wilja Buyse, Pim van der Linde, Faricha Hamidullahkhan and Ruben Alders.

Sail Giethoorn 2014

Our Paperboat traveled to Giethoorn to be a part of Sail Giethoorn this year. The little boat looked really tiny but hopeful amongst all those magnificent old sailboats.
The event took place from June 12 to 14, 2014.

And our thanks to ADIGRA.nl for the great photographs!

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Photography by ADIGRA.nl

The launch of the Paperboat race at the North Sea Regatta

On the 8th of June we launched the ‘Paperboat Race’ together with Duurzaam Den Haag at the North Sea Regatta in Scheveningen. Caspar Bouman kindly agreed to be our test pilot, because it was the first time our little Paperboat was launched in salt water.
But it withstood the sea remarkably well!

You can read the interview here:
http://nsr.nl/2014/casper-bouman-doopt-paperboat/

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Or watch the reportage here:

Waterwheel presentation

The presentation we held at Waterwheel on March 19th is online! 
If you weren’t able to join us then you can watch it here:

http://water-wheel.net/media_items/view/4873

 

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You’re being ridiculous

We’ve sent the story about our paper boats to You’re being ridiculous a blog about amazing and weird stories.
And as it turns out, we’re completely ridiculous.

You can check out our contribution here:
http://yourebeingridiculous.com/the-print-edition/14017987

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Students from InHolland

Today the students of InHolland Rotterdam surprised us with their beautiful movies. Their assignment was to create a short corporate story movie for us. These were the first drafts, and already astonishing! It all looks very promising for the final movie!

Here are their movies:

Aissa Traore – The State Of The World

Wilja Buyse – The paper boat project Wilja

Pim van der Linde – Kijk naar mij – Paper Boat

Faricha Hamidullahkhan – MR&MRSGRAY_FARICHA

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Unnoticed Art Festival 2014

During the Unnoticed Art Festival 2014 on May 17th and 18th, we left tiny paper boats amongst the fall-out of our consumer society and other garbage which people tend to leave carelessly behind in cities.

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