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Shoes upcycled from beach plastic

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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. 


https://news.mongabay.com/2020/01/from-trash-to-cash-how-a-thai-entrepreneur-turned-used-flip-flops-into-a-sustainable-business-model/

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