BEACH & MARINE LITTER

*Looking a bit bare? Panic not! More initiatives will be added as our journey unfolds*

Ocean Sole

WHERE: Nairobi, Kenya

TYPE OF PLASTIC WASTE:

Flipflops
Art
Making art (specifically sculptures) from washed-up beach litter specifically flipflops
Ocean sole upcycles washed up flip-flops into pieces of art work or functional products. As a social enterprise, they employ both artists and collectors and spend some of their profits on local awareness activities. The art is sold globally.,
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Merijaan

WHERE: Kapitiya, Sri Lanka

TYPE OF PLASTIC WASTE: 

Kite surfing equipment and beach litter
Kite board holders
Upcycling beach litter and plastics from old kite surfing equipment into new products
Merijann is working on turning plastic into visions by engaging the local community to collect beach litter which can then be made into products that benefit their partner, Dilsiri Welikala, a kite surfing resort and through that help fight local poverty
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