From bottles to boats! Kenyan craftsmen turn plastic wastes into fishing and transport vessels

From bottles to boats! Kenyan craftsmen turn plastic wastes into fishing and transport vessels

-Kenya recently banned plastics

-But innovative locals are now using them to make vessels

-Plans to built a massive ship using nothing else but plastic bottles is already underway

After the government banned plastics, a group of Kenyan craftsmen from the coast came up with innovative ways of making use of the now forbidden materials.

The team collects plastic bottles dumped at the beaches of Lamu islands and uses them to build boats. They believe recycling the plastics not only leave the environment clean but also save the woodland.

"We collect the waste, take out the non-usable stuff, process the plastics and use them to make boats. We are in the process of making our first largest ship,which will be 100 per cent made of plastic," says Mr Sam Ngaruiya, conservationist.

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From bottles to boats! Kenyan craftsmen turn plastic wastes into fishing and transport vessels

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According to Mr Ngaruiya, they are not cutting down any trees, which would normally be used to make boats like the ones they are building.

From bottles to boats! Kenyan craftsmen turn plastic wastes into fishing and transport vessels

Plastic timber.Photo:SkyNews/YouTube

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The team is hoping that their plastic ship will be able to sail to South Africa once it's complete.

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