In the Press


Sky Ocean News

Bid to build boat out of plastic waste to combat pollution in Kenya


BBC Africa

Turning plastic bottle waste into boats

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Al Jazeera

Kenya recycling activists turn ocean plastics into dhow


Reuters Africa

Kenya craftsmen to build boat out of plastic waste



Kenya - creating a plastic revolution


Fly-SAX Inflight Magazine

What ever floats your boat


Safari Link

A dhow made from plastic?


CNN - Inside Africa

Reinventing the recycling business in Kenya

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Fair Planet

World’s first: the plastic-only boat to fight pollution

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What's Good Networks

Kenya’s Plastic Battle and how a Plastic Dhow is Setting Sail to Save the Ocean

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The Weekend (South Africa) - Quirky Flipflopi Dhow to Carry Plastic Message 

A pioneering crew of environmental activists are putting their best foot forward with the flipflopi dhow, a vessel made entirely of recycled plastic - including a whole lot of flip flops - which they will sail 5,000km from Lamu Island off Kenya to Cape Town.

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The Flipflopi Expedition featured in South Africa

When innovative Africans create a project that turns abandoned flip-flops and other plastics into a boat that can sail the seven seas, then you know that the circular economy is coming into its own.

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#Plasticrevolution in Cumbria 

This article by the excellent Sara Royle in the Westmorland Gazette, a regional newspaper in the UK, previews the Flipflopi Exhibition at The Hub in Sedbergh.

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Ship on a mission to save oceans

From the Daily Nation - one of Kenya's leading daily newspapers.


Citizen TV interview Sam Ngaruiya 

In June 2017 we were invited to attend a Kenya government organised 'Stakeholders forum' on the implementation of the impending plastic bag ban.  Here Citizen TV interview Flipflopi team member Sam Ngaruiya.


China's official media press agency Xinhua report on the Flipflopi Project

Here Xinhua - the biggest and most influential media organization in China - report on the launch of our #Plasticrevolution campaign with our Kenya's celebrities film...


The #Plasticrevolution on KTN Business Today

On the 8th of May, we were invited onto the live ‘Business Today’ show on KTN.


Flip-flop dhow to fight plastic waste in historic Lamu-to-Cape Town voyage

A one of a kind dhow in the world is set to make its maiden trip from Lamu to Cape Town, a journey of 5,250km, in January next year.

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Recycled plastic boat is set for its maiden voyage to SA

Preparations for The Flipflopi Expedition are on at a Lamu beach, where waste plastic and discarded flip-flops collected from Kenyan beaches and towns are being used to build a 60 foot boat that is destined to sail to Cape Town.

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The East African

Lamu plastic dhow sails to save oceans

The flipflopi on CNBC Africa

Ben speaking on CNBC Africa

In May 2017 Ben had a brilliant opportunity to speak about business's role in environmental sustainability ( - and despite studio sound issues meaning he could not hear the questions - he got his point across)

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Standard Newspaper

Opinion: Plastic revolution is here with us



A Malindi based plastic waste company is set to build the first ever dhow made with recycled plastic and discarded flip-flops at a cost of 60 million shillings.


Project Aware

Beach Clean Ups with Kitty Inn

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Nomad Magazine

In the second issue of Nomad Magazine, we bring you our pick of private houses and explore the charm of Lamu Island with its distinct culture and rhythm that is quite unlike anywhere else on the Kenyan coast.


The Scoop

Salim Amin of Africa 24 media hosting Ben Morison & James wakibia where they talk about the #PlasticRevolution and the FlipFlopi dhow

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Coast Week

Coast conservationists sailing 'plastic' Lamu dhow to Cape Town



Exploring Lamu Archipelago with #RoutesAdventure

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St Andrew's, Turi

We are building a pioneering 60ft sailing boat entirely from recycled waste


Routes Adventure

MY HEART was left in LOVELY LAMU - Discover Lamu Part 1



Let’s sail on flip flop boat

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ATC News

A sailing dhow of a different kind is being built in Kenya

Plastic Revolution - Komba


Plastic: Waste or valuable?

The flipflopi boat - People Daily

People Daily

Let’s sail on a flip flop boat