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Flipflopi

How a Boat Made from Flip-Flops Is Helping to Save the Ocean

Flipflopi

How a Boat Made from Flip-Flops Is Helping to Save the Ocean

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Available March 14, 2023

Juma is excited to go fishing with his grandfather, Babu Ali. But when they get to the beach, they find the sand covered in plastic pollution--flip-flops, plastic straws, toothbrushes, bottles, and shopping bags. One of the flip-flops floating in on a wave looks like a boat. That gives Juma and Babu Ali an idea.

Based on the true story of the Kenyan dhow boat Flipflopi, this inspirational tale demonstrates how innovation, art, and determination can transform plastic pollution into something useful. In 2017, 30,000 flip-flops and other plastic waste items, all collected from the Kenyan coast, were melted, shaped, and carved into the dhow named Flipflopi. Weighing in at 7 tons, this boat is a testament to what can happen when awareness is turned into action.

Product Info

  • Format Hardcover
  • ISBN 9781506486406
  • eBook ISBN 9781506486413
  • Age Early Grades (5-8 years)
  • Dimensions 8.75 x 10.25
  • Pages 40
  • Publication Date March 14, 2023
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