Discarded flip flops turned into gifts and works of art

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With a goal of recycling 400,000 flip flops each year, Kenya-based Ocean Sole is clearing up one of the most common forms of ocean pollution. As well as improving the look of the East African coastline, the company is helping to keep marine life safe, preventing many thousands of deaths of fish, birds and other animals that swallow plastic. Ocean Sole employs more than 100 artisans across Nairobi and the country’s coastal communities to turn discarded flip flops into a variety of gifts and sculptures. Gifts range from door stoppers and bracelets to animal-shaped pen tops and key rings. Sculptures…

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