One Flip flop at a Time
“Ocean Sole’ (The flip flop company) clean beaches and create masterpieces! Using recycled flip flops, collected from Kenyas waterways, they turn waste into some fabulous product – Impressive sculpture, colourful homewares, gifts ideas and product for the kids! To collect the flip flops they organize city and beach clean ups. They also pay individuals by the kilo at the recycle hub they have at their Nairobi workshop.
They currently recycle 400,000 kilos of rubber per year. Ocean sole work with women in remote coastal areas where there is high unemployment. They also employ 40 Kenyans, full time Monday to Friday in their workshop. They work with local communities, clean beaches and waterways, provide employment, develop and distribute an eco product, ultimately to save our oceans and encourage recycling and environmental awareness.