Mermaids Hate Plastic

Conceptual artist and photographer Von Wong has created a beautiful new project highlighting the problem of plastic waste, “Mermaids hate plastic.” You can see the final photos on his web site, or watch the video to see how he made the photographs. In his...
Indra’s Cloud

Indra’s Cloud

Artist Anne Percoco used plastic water bottles to create a mobile sculpture titled Indra’s Cloud to draw attention to the pollution in the Yamuna River, India’s most polluted river. “The sculpture is a cloud of destructive environmental forces and a...
Christmas, plastic, and the Pacific Northwest

Christmas, plastic, and the Pacific Northwest

As we head into the holiday season, a reminder about where our Christmas decorations are made, and the connection to the Pacific Northwest. 60% of all Christmas decorations are made in Yiwu, a city of 600 factories in China. Many of those decorations are made with...
Plastic and Climate Change

Plastic and Climate Change

The USC Fisher Museum of Art in Los Angeles is currently exhibiting Gyre: The Plastic Ocean, a show that explores the culture of plastic consumption, and our relationship with the world’s oceans. You can see some of the art works in the show here:...

Trash and climate change

Our Trashion Fashion project, which launches tonight!, is about bringing attention to how consumption and waste are part of the climate change picture. We humans generate an incredible amount of waste, particularly us here in the West. It wasn’t always so; until...