Contributor Profile

Ben Morison

Job TitleFounder

Company NameFlipflopi


Ben is the Founder of the Flipflopi Project, building a pioneering 60ft sailing dhow entirely from plastic waste collected from beach clean ups along the Kenya coast.


Its name comes from the fact they are using flipflops – the biggest component of their beach clean-ups to cover the entire outer layer of their 45 tonne dhow.


Prior to building colourful boats out of plastic, Ben spent a decade building a travel business focused on Africa, where he witnessed the alarming degradation of the Indian Ocean coastline caused by plastics and flip flops in particular. As a direct response, The Flipflopi Project is committed to changing the huge lag between the scale of the ocean plastics problem and the level of awareness about it amongst everyday consumers.


Conference Sessions

  • The Changemakers - turning inspiration into life-transforming reality

    Wednesday14:00 - 15:007 Nov 2018
    Middle East & Africa Inspiration Zone - AF190

    Learn how your ideas can change the world we live in for the better.  Hear from four leading change makers who have done just that: Holly Budge, Founder, How M...

    • Language: English

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