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Ocean Sole sculptors in Nairobi, Kenya, are reducing plastic rubber waste in a creative style turning them into giraffe arts among other animals you can think of.

In a previous article we talked about how Kaltani is turning trash into cash in Lagos, Ocean Sole is quite doing the same using a different technology.

Over 1 billion flip-flops are produced annually, and they’re often not designed to last long. As in the case of Lagos, the waste end up in waterways and in landfills. This is bad for marine life as they rush the rubber waste assuming it’s their next meal.

This is no news in Kenya. There’s a lot of flip-flops littering the environment. Ocean Sole collectors and sculptors are doing a good work to keep the environment clean as well as making some money.

Here’s how: 👇🏾

By Elijah Christopher


Elijah Christopher is a lifelong creative artist and a journalist for “A New Touch Of Africa”, an American news media and magazine focusing on Africa-related issues, fashion, new technologies and innovations. He has contributed to several published works, most notably a collaborative poem celebrating Scottish poet Edwin Morgan and in 2021 was the winner of the DIAJ Award for his photo-artistry.

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