The story was a wonderful story of solving a problem in positive way. The thongs keep showing up on the beaches and instead of people having to collect them to throw away a company was started to collect them and use the thongs to make animals, baskets etc. The thongs are scrubbed and washed by hand and then glued together and then cut and molded to make things. I was really taken with this story and it's a wonderful positive way to solve a problem that isn't going to go away as people are always losing thongs in water or leaving them behind on the beaches and they wash up elsewhere. At the same time it gives people who would otherwise not have employment a job and satisfaction of providing for their family and creating things.
The Flipflop Recycling Company is currently rebranding itself to Ocean Sole. There's an article here.