Plastic River - Impressionistic Nature Art

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36X48X1.5" Acrylic & Spray Paint, Recycled Plastic Wrap, Water Bottles, & Plastic Drink Carrier on Canvas
Artist Statement: "This is one of my favorite pieces in the collection. The use of refurbished materials is something I work to implement into as many art pieces as I can. The leaves are cut up plastic water bottles that were then morphed with fire. The vines are made out of the plastic ring carriers that come with bottled/canned drinks. The rocky texture on the canvas is created with the plastic wrap that the canvas came in. The use of plastic all around the world is detrimental to global warming. Below I have listed some facts about plastic pollution that I hope enlighten others about our abundant waste consumption. My goal is to help motivate people to consume less plastic, and reuse materials as much as possible!"
  1. Since the 1950s, around 8.3 billion tons of plastic have been produced worldwide.
  2. In some parts of the world, using plastic is already illegal.
  3. 73% of beach litter worldwide is plastic.
  4. A million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute.
  5. Worldwide, about 2 million plastic bags are used every minute.
  6. 90% of plastic polluting our oceans is carried by just 10 rivers.
  7. Plastic is killing more than 1.1 million seabirds and animals every year.
  8. The average person eats 70,000 micro-plastics each year.
  9. The average time that a plastic bag is used for is … 12 minutes.
  10. Over the past 50 years, world plastic production has doubled.

10% of this original purchase will be donated to:

The Plastic Pollution Coalition


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