Stunning Art Exhibition Captures The World Of Plastic Trash Filling Our Oceans

Posted In Beach Art, News
Sep
14

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Dead Sea. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care

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In a traveling exhibit, “Gyre: The Plastic Ocean,” organized by Anchorage Museum and now on display at the USC Fisher Museum of Art in Los Angeles, artists shine a light on the collective cost of the individual littering…

“These artworks are testaments to the negative impact of our consumptive practices and reminders of the ongoing damage we subject our natural environment to,” USC Fisher Museum curator Ariadni Liokatis said…

Read Full Article And View Images, Huffington Green

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One Plastic Beach (03-02-2011)
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The Wrecking Season, Video
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Plastic Pollution: “When The Mermaids Cry: The Great Plastic Tide,” Coastal Care
For more than 50 years, global production and consumption of plastics have continued to rise. An estimated 299 million tons of plastics were produced in 2013, representing a 4 percent increase over 2012, and confirming and upward trend over the past years. In 2008, our global plastic consumption worldwide has been estimated at 260 million tons, and, according to a 2012 report by Global Industry Analysts, plastic consumption is to reach 297.5 million tons by the end of 2015.
Plastic is versatile, lightweight, flexible, moisture resistant, strong, and relatively inexpensive. Those are the attractive qualities that lead us, around the world, to such a voracious appetite and over-consumption of plastic goods. However, durable and very slow to degrade, plastic materials that are used in the production of so many products all, ultimately, become waste with staying power. Our tremendous attraction to plastic, coupled with an undeniable behavioral propensity of increasingly over-consuming, discarding, littering and thus polluting, has become a combination of lethal nature… — © SAF — Coastal Care

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