"M.V. PETényi, the junk-eating junk-boat"

The PLASTIC Fleet sets sail every year, and cleans Tisza for a week, freeing the water of tons of waste. But if we are capable of such performance in a week, wonder what we can do on a ship that is on the water all year round?

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We can only find out the answer to this question in one way: if we build the first junk-eating junk-boat of Hungary. To cover the cost of construction, the organizers of the PLASTIC Cup arranged a community fundraising campaign last year. The money collected was sufficient to design and build modules of the ship, but for the overall completion it unfortunately was not enough. Therefore, the PLASTIC Cup turned to companies who help developing the ship's deck and supplying the engineering. The process takes time, and the launching of PETÉNYI took place in 2017 thanks to the sponsors. The boat was named after Salamon János Petényi zoologist, whose work of native fish species is commemorated by the petényi mullet.

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