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Sculptures Made of Recycled Flipflops

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Recycled art in Kenya made of Flipflops 17 Ocean Sole, an organization in Kenya, that cares about the ocean, its ecosystems and marine wildlife found a creative way to save it from pollution.

Recycled art in Kenya made of Flipflops 3Sounds strange but thousands of flipflops that are washed up in waterways of Kenya put in real danger the ecosystem.

The thousands scattered rubber soles on beaches of Kenya are swallowed by fish & other animals and obstruct turtles reaching the sea.

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The artisans of Ocean Sole found a creative way to protect their environment from the flipflops by transforming them into colourful masterpieces in the shape of elephants, giraffes, lions, rhinos, dolphins, sharks, turtles. So the people in Kenya stopped throwing away the flipflops and started cleaning the beaches and making masterpieces, sending this way a message to the whole world.

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What a wonderful way to preserve the natural beauty of the planet!

via: hitandrun

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  • Mary May 9, 2016

    Now this is turning trash into treasure!

  • equinoxio21 May 9, 2016

    Mzuri sana! Very good. A wonderful initiative. Thanks for sharing. (And a lovely week ahead)

  • tejaschafekar May 9, 2016

    wow.. this is simply amazing!

  • Federico May 10, 2016

    As always your posts are amazing! Loves from Argentina ♥

  • Himanshu Sisodia May 10, 2016

    Amazing !! Shots, showing vibrant colors and culture

  • Debby Waite May 10, 2016

    Wow such a goo cause and they are so pretty!

  • bigadventuresblog May 12, 2016

    Can you buy them?

    • moco-choco May 12, 2016

      Yes, all the sculptures they make are for sale.

  • LeckerFoodie May 27, 2016

    These people are soooo gifted!!! The figures are absolutely adorable 🙂 Thank you for bringing it up – I never heard about it before!
    Speaking about plastic recycling: do you know the work of Dave Hakkens (summing up several links: https://leckerbiss.com/2016/05/17/lifehacks-the-5-min-lunch-based-on-couscous-magic/ ); he is a big activist in home plastic recycling, i.e. he builds (and sells) machines with which everyone can create sculptures from plastic at home. In other words: don’t stop with the recycling by adoring the work from Kenya. Let’s take them as a role model and recycle a bit at home, too 🙂

  • pilar221b August 10, 2016

    Reblogged this on pilar221b.

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