WATCH: Kenyans want to sail recycled flip-flops boat to SA

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Cape Town - In the spirit of Muhammad Ali's famous words, impossible is nothing when you there is determination and hard work, a Kenyan recycling company is turning old recyclable materials into dhows.

According to Al Jazeera, the 600-foot dhow will be made entirely using 200 000 recycled flip-flops, and 45 tonnes of plastic waste from the ocean.

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Once completed, not only will it make history as the first boat built entirely of recycled ocean plastic, but it will also sail south along the coasts of Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, before arriving in South Africa to raise awareness about the devastation brought about by plastic dumped in the ocean. 

The voyage will take between three to four months, and the vessel is expected to arrive in Cape Town in March 2018.