Amazing Art Collective Turns Thousands of Pounds of Ocean Plastic Into Beautiful Sculptures

Plastic pollution on our lands and in our oceans has become a progressively more serious problem over the last few decades. It is currently estimated that we dump over 8.8 million tons of plastics into the oceans every year, and an estimated 700 marine species are at risk of going extinct as a result. This is a very urgent issue considering that it can take thousands of years for plastic waste to break down, and when it finally does so, it doesn’t disappear but rather simply turns into smaller and smaller pieces (this actually makes it easier for plastics to spread far and wide and get consumed by a myriad of marine life). However, it is possible to come up with innovative new methods of recycling this trash. The documentary “Landfill Harmonic” charts one Paraguayan community’s efforts to make musical instruments out of their trash. Meanwhile, a variety of talented artists, including Veronika Richterová, Mbongeni Buthelezi, and Alejandro Duran, have used plastic waste as materials for their work.

Read More Here: Amazing Art Collective Turns Thousands of Pounds of Ocean Plastic Into Beautiful Sculptures | One Green Planet

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