Reducing waste through upcycling, repurposing, refashioning and reloving.

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Showing posts with label rubber. Show all posts

Repurpose: Flip those Flip Flops!


Ok ... I had to try! If the FlipFlop Recycling Company can create art from destroyed flip flops, surely there are some refabulous projects out there that us mere mortals can try?? Well, there are. But they're really hard to find (outside of turning brand new flip flops into slightly nicer sandals - just search Pinterest for those). Here's what I could find:

I thought a DIY stamp was a no-brainer really. After all, we're talking about rubber sandals! Finally found the idea pictured above at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast!

Giveaway: Recycled FlipFlop Fauna!

Ours is a story of logic and magic; the logic of recycling our rubbish using the magic of imagination, creativity and finally, plenty of passion! The result is a bouquet of colourful, well designed sculptures, household items, fashion accessories and bespoke pieces.

Let's face it - old flip flops are, well ... gross. But even when they're old and disgusting, they're still rubber and they take upwards of 50 years to decompose ... so they don't just "go away" when you forget them on a beach at the end of the summer. They do, however, float away. Apparently, by the hundreds of thousands. Then what? Well, Cleaning Beaches, Creating Masterpieces is the FlipFlop Recycling Company’s solution. And their motto! This eco-business (based in Nairobi, Kenya) collects discarded flip flops that were previously blighting waterways and coastlines around the world. Then, through the magic of talented local artisans, the collected waste is turned into amazing flipflop creations. And people from local communities earn an income in the process! Are you impressed?  Me too! 
And I have a couple of FlipFlop creatures to give away ... read on!