The art of the plastic bag
Subway Animals Come to toms Life via RubenMiller
Via Reuben Miller, here a story from the Wooster Collective about anartist who makes animal figures out of discarded plastic bags. Tied to the ventilation grates above the subway lines, the figures jump up and spring to life whenever the subway rushes by.
A simple and creative way to deal with a . What to do with all those us toms ed plastic bags? The ugly truth about our plastic bag addiction is thatthe world rate is now estimated at well over 500,000,000,000 (that 500 billion) plastic bags annually, or almost 1 million per minute. goes through 100 billion plastic shopping bags annually. An estimated 12 million barrels of oil is required to make that many plastic bags.
rates for plastic bags are extremely low. Only 1 to 3% of plastic bags end up getting recycled.
Recycled plastic bag chicken from Wow! Imports
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Mark Jenkins How to Make a Plastic Bag Eating Giraffe
Artist Mark Jenkins takes a di toms fferent approach. Jenkins advocatesmaking tape giraffes to eat the plastic bags.
Argentinean designer and artist Marina Gryciuk uses techniques such as crochet and embroidery to reuse bags, cassette plastic tapes and old cloths. These cushions are knitted from recycled plastic grocery bags.
I am so moved toms by people who are dedicated to using the arts as a way of communicating such serious issues as our plastic consumption. I am also an artist who focuses on similar issues such as plastics in our oceans, and how plastics are integrating into our DNA and causing major diseases in many people. To view videos of the plastic island phenomena in the ocean go to.