What we do

 

 

OUr Actions to push a #Plasticrevolution

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CREATE


AWARENESS

That single use plastic does not make sense, and that it can be given a valuable second life. We do this by sailing the world’s first dhow made entirely from recycled plastic around the Indian Ocean to win the hearts and minds of the global community.

 
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ENGAGE


KEY STAKEHOLDERS

The Flipflopi has proven convening power to bring together key local, regional and international stakeholders in serious discussion about plastic and the environment. We do this by hosting events wherever we sail that bring local actors together and by engaging in global advocacy using the platform created from the world’s first plastic-waste boat.

 
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INSPIRE
CHANGE AND ACTION

Grow the #plasticrevolution from East Africa to a global audience by creating a community and platform for local ideas, innovations, networks and practical initiatives that will cause systemic change.


Key Activities

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Expeditions

along the East African coast together with our main partner UNEP and local partners

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Recycling workshops

to show communities how to make valuable materials from plastic waste

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Education
on-board

to engage school children and others about plastic waste and what can be done about it

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Positive media campaign

highlighting the home-grown recycling and conservation initiatives that already exist to inspire action

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Campaign

for the private sector, national and regional government and NGO bodies to pledge action

Talks & presentations

at international Conferences (Royal Geographic Society/ Volvo Ocean Race) and schools in Africa & Europe

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Collaborations with musicians

to educate at a grassroots level (e.g. Conservation Music, Sauti Za Busara festival, Muthoni Drummer Queen)

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Scientific research

ocean water sampling to quantify microplastics in the Indian Ocean, an underinvestigated area due to threat of piracy