Can a boat made of flip-flops stop us using so much plastic?
Categories: Articles:Environment |
Published: 30/01/2019 |
Three years ago a group of Kenyans on the island of Lamu organised a beach cleanup, collecting more than 30 tonnes of plastic waste. Out of that rubbish was seven tonnes of flip-flops. Those shoes now form part of the Flipflopi, the world’s first dhow (traditional sailing boat) to be made entirely out of discarded plastic. The Guardian.
The rainbow-coloured boat, which was designed by an academic from Northumbria University’s School of Design, set off on its 500km maiden voyage from the Lamu archipelago on 24 January, and is expected to reach Zanzibar, Tanzania on 7 February.
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