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Kenyans on Lamu build boat from recycled plastic

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The once-pristine beaches of Kenya’s Lamu Island now have plastic regularly washing up on the sand, but volunteers have decided to take the matter into their own hands and build a boat from the scattered plastic.

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For more than two years, volunteers have been collecting pieces of discarded plastic that washed up on the island’s shores. The waste was then sent to a recycling plant and transformed into building materials.

The volunteers are hoping that this project will encourage people to rethink their plastic consumption.

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