FlipFlopi Dhow

Scott-Harden, Simon, Morison, Ben, Skanda, Ali, Pabari, Dipesh, Ngaruiya, Sam, Wangari Mungai, Lillian, Schürg, Leonard, Mthembu, Sakhile, Gitari, Benson, Houben, Nathalie and Radia, Shyam (2018) FlipFlopi Dhow. [Artefact]

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The Flipflopi Dhow is a 60ft traditional sailing boat which is being built with waste plastic and will sail 5250kms from Kenya to Cape Town to raise awareness about marine plastic pollution. The Flipflopi expedition will create awareness globally of how much plastic ends up in the ocean by sailing the Flipflopi Dhow to promote the messages of 'reduce, re-use and recycle'.

The #Plasticrevolution is creating a movement for change. Whilst plastic is recognised for being incredibly durable, versatile and valuable there is also a global 'use once and throw away' culture which, combined with plastics greatest strengths, are causing damage to the environment.

The Flipflopi project is a two-pronged undertaking to raise awareness to bring about global change. The Flipflopi Dhow will make many stops on its voyage to raise awareness about marine plastic pollution to encourage people to care about the issue. The #Plasticrevolution will create a platform for those people to unite.

Item Type: Artefact
Subjects: F800 Physical and Terrestrial Geographical and Environmental Sciences
W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
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Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 15:32
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 15:32
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/33390

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