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Beyond Plastic!

We recently built a Biopress Machine using open source designs from Precious Plastic with the goal to create rigid and strong biodegradable materials using food

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KEPRO Launch Event

Yesterday we were invited to attend the launch event of @kepro_ke! An exciting initiative with the mission of creating a circular economy that will help

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Takataka ni Mali

Grassroots Recycling with Plastiki Rafiki – Last month Plastiki Rafiki participated in the “Takataka ni Mali” Workshop in Kisumu led by The Flipflopi Project, the

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Outboard Mutungi Cap

All over east Africa the Humble “Mutungi” is used to keep petrol to power outboard engines. Widely available at a fraction of the price of

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Mbut Lolwe Sculpture Plaque

Plaque frame made out of 100% recycled plastic – molded from discarded cooking oil containers. The plaque was designed to commemorate the Mbut Lolwe Sculpture,

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Kadich Paddles 2.0

Kadich (traditional Njemps hand propelled canoe made from balsa wood) hand paddles made out of 100% recycled plastic collected from shores of the lake Baringo.

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Happy New Year

Happy belated New Year from Plastiki Rafiki!After almost a year of meeting virtually, we are all finally back on campus and excited about what the

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Karura Forest Biofence

We recently constructed two bio-fences at key locations along the Ruaka river that runs along the northern boundary of Karura Forest. A Bio-fence acts as

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Happy World Gorilla Day!

Hope you had an amazing World Gorilla Day on September 24! With only 1064 endangered mountain gorillas left in the wild, these majestic creatures –

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Cleanest Washing in Town!

Check out these clothes pegs designed by Plastiki Rafiki, created out of 100% recycled plastic. Keeps your laundry on the line with an extra hook

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Machines to Wajir!

Plastic recycling machines heading to Wajir. A set of 5 machines heading to a new home in Northern Kenya as part the county’s effort to

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Transparent Plastic!

When you buy products from us we say that all our profit goes towards fulfilling our mission – “Cleaning up our local environment and empowering

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Waste Revolutionary!

Big thank you the Flip Flopi for featuring us in their latest blog about exciting waste management initiatives happening around the region. Working together to

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New Workshops Around Kenya!

Machines are heading out to new workshops around Kenya – exciting to see the growth of grassroots plastic recycling in the country! Watch this space

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Safety Socket Covers

We prototyped electric socket safety covers. They’re made from 100% recycled plastic! Keeping curious hands away from electric outlets.

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Happy World Oceans Day!

Plastiki Rafiki is proud to be featured on the UNEP website in celebration of World Ocean Day. World Oceans Day 2020 encourages ‘Innovation for a

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Plastiki Rafiki Sets Sail!

Plastiki Rafiki Partners with Flipflopi for the Lake Victoria Expedition Plastiki Rafiki is excited to announce a partnership with the Flipflopi project for their upcoming

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International Labour Day

As we celebrate International Labour Day and all the hard working people around the world, we wanted to take the opportunity to highlight our project

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Support Kwale Plastics!

Please take some time to check out and support this worthwhile cause by one of our partners Kwale Plastics Plus Collectors to fight the consequences of Covid-19

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Turning Trash into Treasure!

Beach trash into beach games, forest litter into seedling crates, lakeside rubbish into fishing equipment and trailside garbage into backpacking kit. Clean up the environment

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Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day everyone! Sharing a message from the Flipflopi team – a message of hope – drumming up support for the fight against plastic

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Kwale Plastics!

Check out the awesome work being done by one of our partners – Kwale Plastics Plus Collectors in Diani! An interview with Susan Scull-Carvalho on

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Extruded Plastic Bowls

Extruded plastic bowls made out of 100% recycled plastic. We are having fun experimenting with different weaves, colors, and textures.

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Save a life, Plant a tree

Join @trashion.ke at Karura Forest, in celebration of the International Day of Forests marked annually on the 21st March 2020. Our main aim is to

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Inspiration Initiative!

The ISK Inspiration Initiative! ISK has partnered with Village Market for the past 2 years in a program called the Inspired Shopping Campaign. All shoppers

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Our Carbon Footprint

The Greenest Plastic in Town! We create all our products out of 100% recycled plastic and are developing energy-efficient and off-grid recycling solutions. Creating products

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Seedballs!

In search of the perfect Seedball! Inspired by SeedballsKenya, the ISK Greenhouse Club and Plastiki Rafiki have built a seedball compactor and have been experimenting with

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Paddle Boards

Having fun on Kenya’s beautiful beaches with a Plastiki Rafiki paddleboard. Made out of 100% recycled beach plastic and discarded flip flops. Big thanks to

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New products!

List of some recent product and machine prototypes we have been working on in the lab – looking forward to releasing the final versions early

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Tribal Chic 2019

Proud to be part of Tribal Chic 2019 – the annual charity fashion show held at Nairobi’s most prestigious 5 star boutique hotel – Tribe.

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3rd Grade Workshop

ISK 3rd grade students visit our plastic recycling workshop as part of their “matter” unit (materials turning from solid to liquid form) and create seed

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100%

100% recycled plastic – that would otherwise litter the environment or end up in landfills. 100% student driven – all machines and products are designed

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Diani Machines!

Nice to see our machines and product molds being used to create unique products in Diani! Working together towards a cleaner and greener Kenya #plastikirafiki

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Plastiki Rafiki Winter Items!

Keep the environment in your thoughts this holiday season! Plastiki Rafiki Christmas tree ornaments made out 100% recycled plastic! Find these, as well as our

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New shin-pad

An ergonomic football shin-pad made out of 100% recycled HDPE and foam! Partnering with Futbol Mas (setting up a plastic recycling workshop in Mathare) has

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Camping mallet

Going camping? Check out tour camping mallets made out of 100% recycled plastic. Using our compression machine, shredded HDPE and an old bean can as

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We are Mobile!

Check out our new mobile cart! Designed to showcase what you can make out discarded plastic. Recycled plastic products on the go….

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Taka Taka Solutions

We recycle plastics, but what about all the rest of the rubbish we collect? We deposit it at the ISK recycling facility where Taka Taka

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Mt. Kenya Clean Up

Plastiki Rafiki, Students for the Environment Club and Savage Wilderness Safaris came together during the annual International School of Kenya intercultural trip to lead a

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Plastiki Rafiki in Diani

Transferring what we have learned from setting up and running Plastiki Rafiki over the past year, the club has been working towards setting up other

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Plastic Greenhouse at ISK

Recycled Plastic Greenhouse! Plastiki Rafiki members working together with ISK Elementary School Students designed and created this greenhouse/shed made entirely out of discarded water and

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