Bronx Artist Transforms Discarded Plastic Into Playful Sculptures

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Plastic pollution. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care

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Daniel Lanzilotta started collecting plastic on the beaches of southern France, where he lived for several years. While his son played, the Bronx native collected the often tiny fragments of plastic he found in the sand, and soon began pocketing these items and making them into sculptures.

Over the course of several years, as fresh debris washed up on the shore every day, he realized what a huge problem plastic pollution is for the environment…

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