Three years ago, residents of the Kenyan island of Lamu decided to clean beaches from plastic waste. And this is what came of it.
Lamu island is often called “little pearl of Kenya.” But apparently, the jewel was high time to put in order. Because the outcome of Saturday’s Kenyan steel 300 tons of garbage, including 7 tons of torn Slippers. Talking about the usual flip flops which in English-speaking countries are called flip-flops.
7 tons, so you know – it is 200 thousand ragged flip flops. A whole mountain.
Then the initiative group of residents of Lamu was being confined to that mountain to do. In Kenya recently adopted the most stringent measures to combat plastic pollution. So, we decided, flip flops have become a symbol of this struggle.
It tells the newspaper The Guardian, especially for the islanders, scientists are one of the British universities developed the technology. Slippers melted, and eventually they formed the basis for the Dow (the so-called traditional Arab court). That which you see in the picture.
The boat was named Flipflopi. January 24, she first left the water native Lam and headed for Zanzibar. That is to say, business trip for experience exchange.
Because on the beaches of Zanzibar with plastic garbage and torn Slippers business is not very.