Child Breaks Model Father Was Working On, Mother Turns It Into Gorgeous Car Ruins

Child Breaks Model Father Was Working On, Mother Turns It Into Gorgeous Car Ruins

Plastic modeling can be a rewarding, but frustrating hobby. Japanese Twitter user Buffy’s husband found that out when their young child accidentally broke a model car he was in the middle of crafting. Continue reading »

Filipino Artist Leeroy New Encourages Social Distancing By Scary Masks

Filipino Artist Leeroy New Encourages Social Distancing By Scary Masks

You might better keep social distancing when it comes to a face mask made of shuttlecocks, recycled plastic bottles and cups. Filipino artist Leeroy New did that to enhance awareness and educate the public on the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading »

Lego Lost At Sea: An Online Museum Of Plastic Toys Lost At Sea In 1997

Lego Lost At Sea: An Online Museum Of Plastic Toys Lost At Sea In 1997

In 1997, nearly 5 million bits of Lego, much of it sea themed, fell into the ocean when a huge wave hit the cargo ship Tokio Express, washing 62 containers overboard. Among the pieces lost were tiny minifig heads, their faces now mostly blank after decades at sea. All discovered on Cornish beaches. Continue reading »

Instagram’s “Pointless Packaging” Is Both Hilarious And Socially Aware

Instagram’s “Pointless Packaging” Is Both Hilarious And Socially Aware

Plastic waste is one of the biggest environmental issues we’re facing as a society, but that’s not stopping major supermarket chains from packaging their products in the most pointless ways. These wasteful attempts range from baffling to downright hilarious, and there’s an entire Instagram page devoted to them. Continue reading »

Artist Draws Honest Illustrations That Show The Damage Caused By Plastic Pollution

Artist Draws Honest Illustrations That Show The Damage Caused By Plastic Pollution

According to an artist Ravi Koranga: “My name is Ravi Koranga and I’m a 24-year-old artist from India. I decided to create a theme I felt is so important to understand, posting what’s happening in ocean depictions every day of Inktober. Continue reading »

Japanese Plastic Food Samples That Look So Real, But Too Artistic To Eat

An octopus cooking up some takoyaki
Japanese Plastic Food Samples That Look So Real, But Too Artistic To Eat

Anyone who has ever traveled in Japan without knowing much of the language can appreciate the abundance of beautifully crafted plastic food samples placed outside of restaurants. It’s a great convenience for foreign visitors, and even if you know the language it gives you an immediate idea of what a shop has to offer. Continue reading »

A Giant “Garbage Whale” Floating Across The Street In Vladivostok, Russia

A Giant "Garbage Whale" Floating Across The Street In Vladivostok, Russia

For several months the French street artists duo Murmure Street have been developing their latest project : « Garb(age) » that will be revealed in their upcoming exhibition in Paris in 2020. Continue reading »

Polish Artist Designs Shoсking Ads Of Major Companies That Show The Harsh Reality

Polish Artist Designs Shoсking Ads Of Major Companies That Show The Harsh Reality

According to Igor Dobrowolski: “My name is Igor Dobrowolski and I’m a Polish artist. Recently, I designed my own version of the real advertisement. Corporations like Nestlé and Unilever profit wildly from single-use plastic packaging while peddling the myth of recycling as a solution. But anyone who has thought seriously about the issue can see that recycling could never handle the amount of plastic surrounding our everyday life.” Continue reading »

Greenpeace Protest Plastic Pollution With Lifesize Whales In Budapest

Greenpeace Protest Plastic Pollution With Lifesize Whales In Budapest
AP

Greenpeace activists assembled life-sized sculptures of two whales emerging from a sea of plastic waste in front of Hungarian Parliament. The large whales, made out of paper, were assembled to raise awareness about disposable plastic waste pollution in the different seas. Continue reading »

Artist Places ‘At-Home Abortion Kit’ Clothes Hangers In Pharmacies To Protest Abortion Laws

Artist Places ‘At-Home Abortion Kit’ Clothes Hangers In Pharmacies To Protest Abortion Laws

Artist Plastic Jesus is using his following to protest new abortion laws – by placing these coat hangers labelled as ‘at-home abortion kits’ in pharmacies across the U.S. Continue reading »

Asian Supermarkets Go Back To Using Leaves Instead Of Plastic

Asian Supermarkets Go Back To Using Leaves Instead Of Plastic

It should be one of the main goals in today’s society to reduce plastic consumption and to educate people on the environmental and global changes and problems that we are currently facing. Even though many of us believe that recycling will solve the problem, and continue using plastic, it is actually the complete opposite. Continue reading »

A Shocking Campaign Uses Graphic Images To Point Out The Damage That Plastic Pollution Has On The Ocean’s Wildlife

A Shocking Campaign Uses Graphic Images To Point Out The Damage That Plastic Pollution Has On The Ocean’s Wildlife

A simple plastic bag seems harmless, but it can represent extreme suffering – and even death – for thousands of animals in the oceans. Depicting this unfortunate truth through strong images, Sea Shepherd, an NGO focused on the conservation of marine wildlife, is launching a plastic awareness campaign. Continue reading »

“Sweetheart Grips”: WWII Soldiers Would Make Clear Grips For Their Pistols To Display Their Sweethearts

"Sweetheart Grips": WWII Soldiers Would Make Clear Grips For Their Pistols To Display Their Sweethearts

Soldiers throughout history have always personalised their equipment. By using something as artistic as nose art on a 16 ton bomber, or as simple as scratching their initials into their canteen or into the butt of their rifles. Since WWI, we have been used to battlefield art known as ‘trench art’. Continue reading »

Artist Johanna Jaskowska Creates Futuristic Instagram Filters That Are Taking Over Social Media

In 2019, perfection (in the traditional sense) seems only an Instagram filter away, but not for Johanna Jaskowska, whose subversive and surreal Beauty3000 has so far amassed over 200 million impressions, and the numbers are still growing. Continue reading »

Artists Installed A Dumpsters Filled With Illuminated Plastic Garbage On The Street In Switzerland

Artists Installed A Dumpsters Filled With Illuminated Plastic Garbage On The Street In Switzerland

Last June, Spanish art collective Luzinterruptus installed two dumpsters filled with illuminated shopping bags outside the Gewerbemuseum in Switzerland. Entitled “Plastic garbage guarding the museum,” The installation was part of Oh, Plastiksack!, a plastic bag-themed art exhibition. The installation was left in place for 4 months until the bags began to resemble actual garbage. Continue reading »

This Woman Gave A Second Chance To So Many Soldiers Whose Faces Were Severely Injured In World War I

This Woman Gave A Second Chance To So Many Soldiers Whose Faces Were Severely Injured In World War I

World War I caused the death of millions of combatants and civilians, while countless soldiers suffered from injury and disfigurement. Perhaps the most disheartening were facial injuries, as soldiers had to not only deal with the physical loss, but also the constant psychological stress of wondering how people would react to their changed appearance. These men worried about their homecoming — how would strangers react, but more importantly how they would be treated by friends and family. Continue reading »

Artist Turned 3 Tons Of Plastic Waste Into A Colorful Forest In Mexico City

Artist Turned 3 Tons Of Plastic Waste Into A Colorful Forest In Mexico City

A Danish artist in Mexico City has created a botanical garden made entirely of garbage. ‘Future Forest’ is the brain child of Danish artist Thomas Dambo. Dambo hopes that the installation will act as a way of getting people to reconsider their relationship with the environment. Continue reading »

This Guy Bought A Giant Plastic Godzilla, And Now They Travel Everywhere Together

This Guy Bought A Giant Plastic Godzilla, And Now They Travel Everywhere Together

According to photographer Kieran Murray: “You’ve heard of the travelling gnome, now I present a travelling Godzilla figurine that I have photoshopped to look life sized. His name is Ryan and we travel all around, getting into all sorts of shenanigans. Continue reading »

An Artist Spray-Paint Animals On Plastic Wrap In The Forest With Amazing Results

An Artist Spray-Paint Animals On Plastic Wrap In The Forest With Amazing Results

A few years ago Ches, a Russian street artist, discovered a form of graffiti called cellograffiti where artist paint on industrial strength plastic film fixed between two columns or trees. Intrigued by the medium, Ches started using it in his own work. Continue reading »

Dead Whale Sculpture Raises Awareness On Plastic Waste In The Philippines

Dead Whale Sculpture Raises Awareness On Plastic Waste In The Philippines

Greenpeace Philippines has launched a 50 ft sculpture of a dead whale made out of plastic waste in a campaign to raise awareness about the effects of dumping rubbish. Continue reading »

Abushe, An African Child With Plastic Eyes

Abushe, An African Child With Plastic Eyes
Eric Lafforgue

Abushe lives in southern Ethiopia. No one would pay any attention to him, but if you catch a glimpse of his eyes, their incredible magnetic colour will stop you in your tracks. Abushe suffers from the Waardenburg syndrome. One of the characteristics of this syndrome is an abnormal spacing between the eyes but mainly a special pigmentation of the irises. This phenomenon is rare. Its effects are obviously striking on a child with black skin like the little Ethiopian. Continue reading »

Children On North Sea Island Delighted By Flood Of Plastic Eggs

Children On North Sea Island Delighted By Flood Of Plastic Eggs

Easter has come early to the German North Sea island of Langeoog. A flood of plastic eggs containing tiny toys has been swept ashore after a fierce storm, to the delight of the island’s youngest residents. Continue reading »

Powerful Photos Show Mermaids Swimming In A Plastic Bottle Ocean

Powerful Photos Show Mermaids Swimming In A Plastic Bottle Ocean

Montreal-based photographer Benjamin Von Wong put together an interesting project to try and raise awareness about pollution in the oceans. Von Wong used 10,000 plastic bottles and he placed them in a warehouse then had two beautiful mermaids attempt to swim through the collection and the photos are captivating. Continue reading »

This Artist Creates Organic Plastic Woven Threads Sculptures

1

Designer and architect Sui Park, based in New York and born in Seoul, creates plastic black and white sculptures with organic flexible 3D shapes. With a notion of movement, she considers her works as sometimes mystical and illusionary, like mirages. She can make a group of sculptures similar to aquatic organisms or jellyfish, or suspended works like swimming fish. Continue reading »

Plastic Trash Gets New Life As Art

1
Photo by Keith Lane / The Washington Post

This summer, experience “Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea,” a larger-than-life exhibit of 17 marine wildlife sculptures—from jellyfish to sharks—made entirely of plastic pollution directly recovered from oceans. Placed throughout the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, these massive sculptures represent the more than 315 billion pounds of plastic in oceans, illustrating the devastating effects of the ocean’s deadliest predator—trash. The Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute is committed to saving marine species and is a pioneer in coral research and conservation. Continue reading »