While the problem of plastic pollution appears to be growing—at least people are taking notice, thanks to the efforts of artists all over the planet.
As we highlighted in a blog from last January, “3 Artists Use Trash to Create Awareness,” photographer-artist Benjamin Von Wong of San Francisco is one of many artists sharing the massive problem of plastic waste. Recently, I learned that the eye-opening video from his “Mermaids Hate Plastic” project went viral, garnering an impressive 1.5 million hits in a single day—so I had to share it!
And while we’re on the topic of creating awareness about plastic pollution, I couldn’t help but also pass along these 12 beautiful works of art, brought to us from plasticpollutioncoalition.org. (You’ll never guess who was featured at #3!)