Thursday, 14 July 2016

Ocean sole

A nice story from the very useful A View to Sea blog, which is written by Holly Griffin, a geography graduate.

It's about Ocean Sole: a company that makes sculptures from ocean plastics. They make a range of items

As a bizarre and yet very real phenomenon, thousands and thousands of flipflops are washed up onto the East African coast creating an environmental disaster. Not only spoiling the natural beauty of our beaches and oceans, the rubber soles are swallowed & suffocated on by fish & other animals, they obstruct turtle hatchlings from reaching the sea and are a man-made menace to our fragile ecosystems. 
Our creative team of artisans transforms the discarded flipflops into elephants, giraffes, lions, rhinos, dolphins, sharks, turtles and more. These colourful masterpieces come with an important message about marine conservation whilst bringing smiles to people all over the world.
An updated version of the old flip-flop recycling film I remember showing years ago...

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