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How 10,000 Plastic Bottles Are Changing the World


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How 10,000 Plastic Bottles Are Changing the World

Why Viral Plastic Bottles Are a Good Thing

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!)

comment_2While plastic pollution continues to be a massive worldwide problem, at least it’s getting attention in some very creative ways. Have you ever made something new, beautiful and/or useful out of discarded plastic? We’d love to hear about it! Please share your comments below.

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Angie Scott
Angie Scott
3 years ago

My grandparents had a wind spinner made out of a plastic 2 litre bottle. Another grandmother used 2 litre bottles to hold her yarn (in the “old” days, 2 litre bottles had a “cup” surrounding the bottom, so when she cut off the rounded part of the clear plastic, and put the “cup” of sturdy, level plastic back on, she could use the modified bottle to hold a skein of yarn, and keep it from tangling. Personally, I LOVE that Norwex now has TWO products made from recycled water bottles 🙂

Jennifer Rottman
Jennifer Rottman
3 years ago

This is an area I know I need to improve on. Over the years I have gotten in the habit of purchasing bottled water. I recycle, but I am spending money on water lol. I have purchased a water bottle and am working on getting in the habit of filling it up prior to bed and putting lemon in it. I bring it to work with me. This will save me money and the environment.

Gingi Freeman
Gingi Freeman
3 years ago

I got goosebumps watching that video.. just shared it on my Facebook.. that is POWERFUL!