Art with trash

 

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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.” The phrase is Margaret Mead, but based on the perfection to Washed Ashore, a project that collects pieces of plastic in the oceans to transform them into true works of art .

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The start of the project dates back to 2010 when a group of volunteers started collecting tons of garbage that were finding in coastal areas of Bandon, USA.

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Until today have been collected over 40 tons of marine debris, re-used to create fish, octopus, penguins, sharks, and many others, in a warning to the worrying issue of marine pollution, where animals and plastic bags share the same habitat.

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The statues created by these volunteers were so successful, that are on display at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, by the end of September.

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