Yesterday, I threw away a pair of flip flops. They were still quite new, but the soles have smoothed out with wear and were thus slippery. They wear out very quickly, these flip flops. No big deal, as I have another three pairs scattered around. They are very cheap, after all, especially in Thailand. A passable pair of fake Havaianas cost less than £1.50.
But let’s pause to think about this throw-away item of modern life: a whopping 3 BILLION people wear flip flops, which inevitably end up in oceans. Here’s a creative project transforming used flip flops into gorgeous art, thereby saving the planet from more pollutants: