single use plastic
By Becky Striepe on December 14, 2011
Garbagea is artist Asher Jay’s response to the plastic gyres polluting our oceans.
Asher wanted to raise awareness about the trouble with single use plastic and plastic pollution in an engaging way. Garbagea imagines those gyres as living continents and explores our culture of waste. I think this project is fascinating, and Asher was kind enough to answer some questions about the project, what inspired it, and where it’s going.
By Becky Striepe on August 22, 2011
On a recent trip to the Smithsonian Marine Research Station on Carrie Bow, professional photographer Laurie Penland ran across this floating mass of random plastics in the ocean and took some video from below. Meet the floating plastic monster.
By Becky Striepe on May 16, 2011
A Melbourne, Australia crafter creates these beautiful rainbows from plastic pollution she collects at local beaches.
By Becky Striepe on November 18, 2010
As bottled water makers desperately try to fight the negative buzz surrounding their product, they’ve done all sorts of marketing to make bottled water seem more earth-friendly.