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PLASTIC | A SECOND LIFE

One year on from the plastic bag ban in Kenya, this film looks at the innovators who have responded in amazing and unexpected ways. On the eve of the Flip Flopi prototype launch, we get a glimpse into the story behind the team building a Dhow made completely from recycled plastic waste, a worlds first. 

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Let's kick start a #PlasticRevolution!

In June 2016 we decided to try and build a boat entirely from plastic collected on beaches and roadsides in Kenya to show the potential of ‘already-used’ plastic. And two years later, using over ten tonnes of plastic waste and thousands of repurposed flipflops – we have succeeded. Built on the island of Lamu using traditional dhow builders and techniques, the world’s very first 100% recycled plastic dhow sets sail in just a few days time. 

But of course it has never really been about the boat... we simply want to demonstrate that single use plastic doesn’t make sense.  We hope people around the world are inspired to find their own ways to repurpose ‘already-used’ plastic.

The next step in our journey is to sail our boat to Zanzibar sharing our message along the east African coast, talking to law makers, companies and communities about what can be done to reduce plastic use and to stop plastic ending up in the environment. 

Wherever you may live, the reality is that we are all standing on the edge of a global calamity. I know this with every logical cell in my body.  We know that responsible lawmakers, corporates and individuals can make a difference, but urgent actions are needed, so I urge you to join the #plasticrevolution and make your voice heard! [ Ben Morison, Project Founder]

 

#PLASTICREVOLUTION

Plastic is incredibly durable, versatile and valuable.  But its greatest strengths - combined with a global 'use once & throw away' culture - are causing damage to the environment.  

The #Plasticrevolution is creating a movement for change - a mass movement composed of individuals, companies, groups, even governments, all committed to bringing about a world without single-use plastic.

JOIN THE JOURNEY

When we started the Flipflopi Project in 2016, sustainable consumption of plastic was not a mainstream concern. Today in 2018 the consensus view is that it's one of the defining environmental issues of our time.  Our campaigning has played a small but important part in that - and without voices like ours - the urgent actions needed will not happen. Join the journey by supporting us to build the Flipflopi KUBWA... a boat twice the size and capable of sailing the message around the world.

IN THE MEDIA

From BBC to Al Jazeera, Sky News, Reuters, CNN, The East African, Der Spiegel and more...

Check out all the latest news from local and international media on the world's first recycled plastic dhow that has taken the world by storm and kick started a #PlasticRevolution

 

The Expedition

The Flipflopi Dhow is being built with waste plastic and will sail 5250kms from Kenya to Cape Town to raise awareness about marine plastic pollution.

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12.2 Million Tonnes of Plastic

Enters The Ocean Every Year

 
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