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Could this boat solve the world's problems with plastic waste?

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The spectacular white beaches of Lamu Island in Kenya have been covered with an enormous amount of plastic waste from plastic bags to flip-flops.

Even though fines as high as $40,000 dollars can be issued, disused plastic dumped or washed up on shore has become increasingly visible on the white beaches of the island.

Locals and volunteers have decided to raise awareness of the problem and kickstart a "plastic revolution" in Africa by creating a platform for home-grown ideas, innovations, networks, and initiatives to grow.

They have been working on the first step of this project since 2016.

The video above shows the world’s first plastic sailing boat built with the help of hundreds of locals and traditional builders using millions of recycled plastic.

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