Thirteen Sculptures Made From Beach Waste
After the CO2 in the atmosphere, which is partially absorbed by the oceans, turning them into acid, plastic is the second most dangerous pollutant in the water. Plastic constitutes about 90% of all trash floating on the ocean’s surface, with 46,000 pieces of plastic per square mile. Unfortunately, 80% of the trash swirling around in the ocean comes from land, and humans, of course, are to blame for the burgeoning crisis. Plastic pollution presently kills one million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals each year. This is clearly not sustainable and needs to stop.
To raise awareness about the issue, the Oregon-based organization “Washed Ashore” designed the majority of the following sculptures made from beach waste. Xandi Kreuzeder is the artist of the “Tiger Shark” and “Roxy Mermaid” creations. According to Washed Ashore’s website, the organization aims to “turn plastic pollution from the ocean into aesthetically powerful art – and bring dramatic attention to the problem.”
It truly makes us realize just how amazing our oceans are, how much life they can harbour life, and how much we care about other life other than our own. Nevertheless, all life is precious, not just our own. As far as we know there isn’t any other life out there, and killing off everything around us , we’re pretty much assuring that, if we’re not alone in the universe yet, we’ll be so pretty soon.