Joyce Msuya, acting executive director of the UN Environment, said that the innovation demonstrated that African countries can take the lead in environmental conservation.


Zanzibar Expedition: The Flipflopi Dhow was built with waste plastic and will sail 500kms from Kenya to Stone Town, Zanzibar to raise awareness about…

Read more: United Nations commend Kenyans for developing dhow from plastic waste

As the Flipflopi glided towards Jomo Kenyatta Public Beach in Mombasa this week, scores of people gathered on the sand, craning their necks to catch a glimpse of the flamboyant dhow made from recycled plastic that has become an African icon for a new plastic revolution.

Government officials,…

Read more: Flipflopi dhow wins hearts and inspires plastic heroes as it sails along Kenyan coast

A traditional dhow sailing boat made entirely of trash and flip-flops has set off on an expedition along the Kenyan coast to raise awareness about the harmful effects of plastic waste.


The dhow made by recycled plastic floats during its official voyage launch at Lamu Island, northern coast…

Read more: Plastic dhow sails Kenya coast to highlight waste crisis

A traditional dhow made entirely of trash and tap goes on an expedition along the Kenyan coast to raise awareness of the harmful effects of plastic waste.

The dhows, with their swollen triangular veils, are an icon on the Kenyan coast, having crossed these waters of the Indian…

Read more: Kenya plastic boat raises pollution awareness

Globally, the BlueEconomy is predicted to grow at double the rate of the rest of the economy by 2030.


Garbage, plastic, and waste on a French beach after winter storms. Can the Blue Economy provide a more sustainable model? GETTY

The “blue economy” is a radical approach to…

Read more: Rethinking Our Oceans: Investing In The Blue Economy

Amina Ahmed Mohammed has watched men prepare fishing gear and take to the waters in Lamu to fend for their families since she was a child.


The women wait until 11am before they wade through the shallow waters to the mangroves and identify areas that need replanting. [Photo,…

Read more: Marine conservation gives life to the ocean, boosts livelihoods