Kenya’s flip flop dhow starts inaugural trip to Zanzibar

The Flipflopi dhow made entirely from recycled marine plastic being prepared on January 24, 2019 to start its inaugural journey from Lamu to Zanzibar. PHOTO | KALUME KAZUNGU | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The Flipflopi’s maiden journey is meant to raise awareness about marine plastic pollution.
  • The dhow will take at least two weeks sailing across the Indian Ocean.
  • Mr Shetai said apart from the existing ban on plastic bags, the government should also ban other plastic materials.

The dhow made entirely from recycled marine plastic, the world’s first, has set sail from Lamu Old Town and is headed to Stone Town, Zanzibar.

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