10,000 Pounds of Ocean Plastic Is Turned Into a Leaping 38-Foot-Tall Whale

Posted In News, Pollution
Jun
30


“The unprecedented plastic waste tide plaguing our oceans and shores, can become as limited as our chosen relationship with plastics, which involves a dramatic behavioral change on our part…”
Captions and Photo: © SAF — Coastal Care

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In response to the estimated 150 million tons of plastic trash currently in the ocean, Brooklyn-based architecture and design firm StudioKCA has created an incredible installation for the Bruges Triennial. Skyscraper (the Bruges Whale) is a 38-foot-tall whale fabricated from 5 tons of plastic waste found from the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans.

StudioKCA collaborated with Hawaii Wildlife Fund to collect all the plastic used in Skyscraper over a period of 4 months…

Read Full Article; Mymodernmet (06-28-2018)

A massive five-ton plastic waste whale breaches in a Bruges canal; Inhabitat (06-28-2018)

Whale made with 10,000 lbs. of plastic waste emerges from canal (Video); TreeHugger (06-30-2018)

Plastic pollution: When The Mermaids Cry: The Great Plastic Tide, Coastal Care
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…

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