Kenyan craftsmen turn plastic wastes into fishing boats and transport vessels (video)

Kenyan craftsmen turn plastic wastes into fishing boats and transport vessels (video)

- Kenya recently banned plastics

- But innovative locals are now using them to make vessels

After the Kenyan government banned plastics, a group of 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 island and use them to build boats.

They believe recycling the plastics would not only leave the environment clean but also save the woodland.

Sam Ngaruiya, a conversationalist said: "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."

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

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According to 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.

If their innovation could be improved, it could be one of the best inventions in the world that would increase the ability to recycle waste.

People all over the world would be more open to the idea of recycling waste for new discoveries and inventions.

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