Filipino Artist Leeroy New Encourages Social Distancing By Scary Masks

You might better keep social distancing when it comes to a face mask made of shuttlecocks, recycled plastic bottles and cups. Filipino artist Leeroy New did that to enhance awareness and educate the public on the COVID-19 pandemic. More:

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Lego Lost At Sea: An Online Museum Of Plastic Toys Lost At Sea In 1997

In 1997, nearly 5 million bits of Lego, much of it sea themed, fell into the ocean when a huge wave hit the cargo ship Tokio Express, washing 62 containers overboard. Among the pieces lost were tiny minifig heads, their faces now mostly blank after decades at sea. All discovered on Cornish beaches. More: Instagram h/t: messynessychic Plastic finds from Cornish beaches...

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Instagram’s “Pointless Packaging” Is Both Hilarious And Socially Aware

Plastic waste is one of the biggest environmental issues we’re facing as a society, but that’s not stopping major supermarket chains from packaging their products in the most pointless ways. These wasteful attempts range from baffling to downright hilarious, and there’s an entire Instagram page devoted to them. This social media account is titled @pointless_packaging and it attracted over 37...

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Artist Draws Honest Illustrations That Show The Damage Caused By Plastic Pollution

According to an artist Ravi Koranga: “My name is Ravi Koranga and I’m a 24-year-old artist from India. I decided to create a theme I felt is so important to understand, posting what’s happening in ocean depictions every day of Inktober. My conceptual art series shows a tiny scuba diver wandering through different ocean-facing scenarios which depict how much destruction is caused by plastic.

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Japanese Plastic Food Samples That Look So Real, But Too Artistic To Eat

An octopus cooking up some takoyaki Anyone who has ever traveled in Japan without knowing much of the language can appreciate the abundance of beautifully crafted plastic food samples placed outside of restaurants. It’s a great convenience for foreign visitors, and even if you know the language it gives you an immediate idea of what a shop has to offer. While every so often, you can catch a...

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A Giant “Garbage Whale” Floating Across The Street In Vladivostok, Russia

For several months the French street artists duo Murmure Street have been developing their latest project : « Garb(age) » that will be revealed in their upcoming exhibition in Paris in 2020. More: Murmure Street h/t: streetartnews This series of works are based on poetical and the oniric twists of garbage bags. These bags are a symbol of our era and consumerism, that invades our everyday life and...

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Polish Artist Designs Shoking Ads Of Major Companies That Show The Harsh Reality

According to Igor Dobrowolski: “My name is Igor Dobrowolski and I’m a Polish artist. Recently, I designed my own version of the real advertisement. Corporations like Nestlé and Unilever profit wildly from single-use plastic packaging while peddling the myth of recycling as a solution. But anyone who has thought seriously about the issue can see that recycling could never handle the amount of...

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Greenpeace Protest Plastic Pollution With Lifesize Whales In Budapest

AP Greenpeace activists assembled life-sized sculptures of two whales emerging from a sea of plastic waste in front of Hungarian Parliament. The large whales, made out of paper, were assembled to raise awareness about disposable plastic waste pollution in the different seas. h/t: dailynewshungary MTI As local Greenpeace activists said, We expect the Hungarian government to ban single-use plastic...

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Artist Places ‘At-Home Abortion Kit’ Clothes Hangers In Pharmacies To Protest Abortion Laws

Artist Plastic Jesus is using his following to protest new abortion laws – by placing these coat hangers labelled as ‘at-home abortion kits’ in pharmacies across the U.S. More: Plastic Jesus, Instagram Nearly volunteers from 50 states took part in a massive act of guerrilla activism. On the weekend of June 8th and 9th they placed “ At-Home Abortion Kit” wire coat hangers in to pharmacy stores...

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Asian Supermarkets Go Back To Using Leaves Instead Of Plastic

It should be one of the main goals in today’s society to reduce plastic consumption and to educate people on the environmental and global changes and problems that we are currently facing. Even though many of us believe that recycling will solve the problem, and continue using plastic, it is actually the complete opposite. In 2013, 254 million tonnes of trash was produced in the U.S. alone...

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