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Shoes upcycled from beach plastic


A local team in Thailand have profitably reused thousands of old flip-flops, turning them into new shoes. They call their project “Tlejourn,” a Thai play on words for traveling shoes.

Because flip-flops can’t be melted down and recycled, they devised a low-tech, inexpensive way to upcycle old flip-flops by grinding them into small pieces and then gluing them together into one solid piece. The volunteer group Trash Hero gives them all the flip-flops they find while cleaning up the local beach.

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7th January 2020


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