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Digital Subscriptions > Travel Africa > January-March 2019 (85) > PLASTIC REVOLUTION SETS SAIL


30,000 discarded flipflops used to build vessel

After two years of R&D, the world’s first 100 per cent recycled plastic dhow was launched in Lamu on International Ocean Clean-up Day 2018, and is expected to sail to Zanzibar in partnership with the UNEP Clean Seas Programme, arriving in time for the Sauti za Busara Festival from February 7-10. It will then be exhibited in Nairobi at the UN Environment Assembly in March.

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