10 Jul '12, 9am

Poignant Museum Exhibit Illustrates Plastic Catastrophe

Poignant Museum Exhibit Illustrates Plastic Catastrophe

An exhibition by the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich is taking a good, hard look at plastic and its impact on the oceans. "Out to Sea? The Plastic Garbage Project" catalogues an expansive collection of plastic retrieved from beaches around the world. With 46,000 pieces of plastic litter floating on every square mile of ocean, there was presumably no shortage of material from which to create the show. The central installation, pictured above, shows how much plastic garbage is released into the sea every 15 seconds. (You can follow the impressive gathering of the plastic here .) As the project's site explains: From the pieces shown visitors can trace the origins, life cycle, sense and senselessness of plastic products. Alongside puzzling objects from the fishing industry you can find remnants of familiar everyday objects such as tooth brushes, combs, and bottles etc. which show...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/culture/poignant-museum-exhibit...

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