I have over 500 1/2 pairs of Flip Flops that I have collected on the beach in the last year. I had contacted Terracycle to see if I could set up a brigade, but…. unfortunately that is not happening sometime soon. I really don’t know what to do with them. Having little space, and no yard.. How can you recycle? The problem with any unpaired shoes, is no one wants them, Nike and Converse have shoe recycling programs but Flip Flops, try finding a place that wants to reuse.
There are a lot of craft projects, in which, I could take similar looks and remake into one pair. I could also take the 1/2 pairs that were in good shape and match up and make ‘tops’ out of some of the towels on the beach. I like the idea of a large sculpture in my front yard.
A giant Monkey made with Flip Flops/ This is fun and while I love it, where to put it?
This is great, Fish Sculpture made with Flip Flops from www.skeletonsea.com, an environmental group of surfers and artists.
Flip Flop Fish. This Flip Flop fish was made by Luis de Dois from 250 flip flops collected on the coastline of Fuerteventura.
I love this turtle and the sign.. As you can see by this, the sheer amount of Flip Flops. These Flip Flop were collected in Kenya, from Camps International who runs beach trash cleanups. 5,000 Flip Flops were collecting in just 2 Weeks in about 1.5 Miles of Beach. The Turtle comprised of 1,000 Flip Flops.
This Flip Flop Sculpture makes 2 statements. Plastic Bottles and Flip Flops
I already did something similiar and nailed to a wooden fence, which is coming down. This was done in Australia.
Nice, Angel Wings
This Flip Flop Bin from Viva Terra is made with leftover scraps from Flip Flop Companies.
Here is a cute Flip Flop Wreath and how to make it. From Allison McDonald While I love this, if I find Flip Flop looking this good, they get donated.
Someone had suggested put together and use as stepping stones. Great idea, but I have all brick. But, I could see that, if you were making your own Flip Flop Stepping Stones. You could implant a rubber flip flop into the stone. Might make it a little uneven. But a nice way to reuse.
I am looking at small start up called Plus Form who is making recycled Flip Flops… Don’t know if they want flip Flops or are reusing plastic and making into Flip Flops.
What I think, based on the above, I love the giant fish sculpture, it uses a variety of Flip Flops, who would have thought there were so many different kinds!~ Will keep you posted.