“Flip-flops are a global problem, just one indicator of the myriad rubbish in the sea, which we are treating as the world’s dumping ground,” said Julie Church, a marine biologist from Nairobi.
Looking for at least a partial solution, Ms. Church has started a company making toys and gifts from reclaimed flip-flop plastic, for sale in eco-fashion boutiques in the United States.
Read more: Recycling Discarded Flip-Flops by Sarah J. Wachter (New York Times)
UniquEco provides a sustainable wage for unskilled beachcombers and bead-makers, to artisans and sculptors, allowing local people to maintain their way of life yet also provide for a better future for themselves and their families.
Follow our UniquEco-links in the sidebar and detect the beauty of rubbish! You can buy it and help untold Kenyans to make their living.