Art with trash



“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 .


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.


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.


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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