Kenyan woodcarver gets recycled plastic!

We gave a Kenyan wood carver a block of compressed recycled HDPE plastic to see if it has right properties to be carved. The results are impressive – in an hour he carved this beautiful lion portrait – our school mascot. According to him it carves beautifully. His only requests: more single tone colors and larger pieces to work with – both of which can easily be arranged!

Just imagine funky plastic animal curios carved out of discarded plastic collected from the environment rather than the rare hardwood carvings destroying the environment! #plastikirafiki #preciousplastic

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