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Turning the Tide on Plastic Pollution With Art

Turning the Tide on Plastic Pollution With Art | Globalization | Scoop.it
Although single-use plastics are widely recognized as one of the largest threats to our oceans, plastic pollution is even more nefarious than what washes up on our beaches daily....
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Plastic Pollution Coalition

Plastic Pollution Coalition | Globalization | Scoop.it
Plastic Pollution Coalition is a global alliance working for a world free of plastic pollution and toxic impact on humans, animals, ocean, and environment.
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Aurora Robson | Painting and Work on Paper

Aurora Robson | Painting and Work on Paper | Globalization | Scoop.it
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Aurora Robson creates beautiful art out of what most throw away.

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The My Hero Project - Mamadou Tall Diedhiou

The My Hero Project - Mamadou Tall Diedhiou | Globalization | Scoop.it
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Mamadou Tall Diedhiou is a self taught artist from Senegal that has made a difference in his community through art.  He began cleaning the streets and collecting broken cell phones an creating sculptures of birds.

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Michel Mirabal.

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Contemporary Cuban Art
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Micheal Mirabal is a cuban contemporary artist. His artwork reflects the good and bad of his country. 

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Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei | Globalization | Scoop.it
Ai Weiwei is a Chinese contemporary artist, active in sculpture, installation, architecture, curating, photography, film, and social, political and cultural criticism.
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Ai Weiwei is an artist and an activist from China. He has been jailed in an effort to silence him and his messages still seem to make their ways around the world.

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Janine Antoni | Art21 | PBS

Janine Antoni was born in Freeport, Bahamas, in 1964. She received her BA from Sarah Lawrence Colleg...
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Janine Antoni is a contemporary artist that puts herself in her art work. "Moor" is a a piece the weaves donated items from family and friends together creating a rope.

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Here’s what an hour’s worth of ocean trash looks like

Here’s what an hour’s worth of ocean trash looks like | Globalization | Scoop.it

This artwork is created from 2.4million pieces of plastic, all collected from the pacific ocean.


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Artist Chris Jordan uses millions of pieces of plastic to represent the approximately 2.4 pounds of plastic that enter the ocean each day.  He also uses shark teeth to depict the numbers of sharks that are slaughtered.

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Protect our oceans. | Marine Litter

Protect our oceans. | Marine Litter | Globalization | Scoop.it
The above photo has as target to raise awareness of the issue of ocean plastic pollution, photographer Kim Preston's series called Plastic Pacific features plastic objects made to look like sea cre...

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Photographer Kim Preston uses underwater photography to create images of plastic to look like marine life.

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UGS upgyres org

UGS is about: • ocean plastic pollution remediation • mitigating sea-life losses • improving the quantity and quality of the seafood chain • re-use of plasti...

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Plastics are affecting not only the environment but becoming a part of our food chain UGS is collecting ocean plastics and up cycling them into useful products.

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Plastic in the Ocean Turned Stylish: Bionic Yarn

Plastic in the Ocean Turned Stylish: Bionic Yarn | Globalization | Scoop.it
Plastic in the ocean threatens marine life. Pharrell Williams has create one means of dealing with this pollution: turn it into yarn for clothes.

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Pharrell Williams a popular musician, is working to up cycle ocean plastic into thread to create clothing.

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Gyre: Creating Art From a Plastic Ocean

In this full-length web exclusive, National Geographic journeys along the remote Alaskan coast ... in search of garbage. A team of scientists and artists inv...

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Artists and scientists are working together to clean up our oceans.

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From the Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Student Contest

From the Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Student Contest | Globalization | Scoop.it
The contest invites high school students to think critically about issues impacting the ocean through ART, ADVOCACY or ESSAY options. Students can work individually or collaboratively, and cash prizes will be awarded to students, teachers, and schools.
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Tough truths about plastic pollution

Tough truths about plastic pollution | Globalization | Scoop.it
Artist Dianna Cohen shares some tough truths about plastic pollution in the ocean and in our lives -- and some thoughts on how to free ourselves from the plastic gyre.
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Miwa Koizumi: PET project - plastic water bottles

Miwa Koizumi: PET project - plastic water bottles | Globalization | Scoop.it
Recycled water bottles, garbage, plastic to glass, polyethylene terephthalate
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Miwa Koizumi's PET project turns plastic water bottles into art.

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Mamadou Tall Diedhiou

Mamadou Tall Diedhiou | Globalization | Scoop.it
Red Woman   Mamadou Tall Diedhiou of Senegal has gained an international reputation for his sculptures of birds made with recycled materials.  He reportedly began making his avian works of art afte...
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Plastic Pollution

Plastic Pollution | Globalization | Scoop.it
The world population is conglomerating along the coasts, standing on the front row of the greatest, most unprecedented, plastic pollution waste tide ever faced.
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KP Creative - Photography and Design folio of Kim Preston

KP Creative - Photography and Design folio of Kim Preston | Globalization | Scoop.it
Photography and Design Folio of Kim Preston
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Kim Preston uses photography to photograph plastics that appear to look like marine life.

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Mark Bradford | Art21 | PBS

Mark Bradford was born in Los Angeles, California, in 1961. He received a BFA (1995) and MFA (1997) ...
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Mark Bradford uses imagery and printed media  from the streets to create paintings. 

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Chris Jordan - Running the Numbers

Chris Jordan - Running the Numbers | Globalization | Scoop.it
Chris Jordan's online photography gallery.
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Chris Jordan uses the numbers to make a statement about social and environmental issues. He is a mixed media artist with a vision. He  has used discarded cigarette bitts to create an image of a forrest.

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Sea Chair Project Collects Ocean Plastic Garbage to Make Stylish ...

Sea Chair Project Collects Ocean Plastic Garbage to Make Stylish ... | Globalization | Scoop.it
Sea Chair The Sea Chair is made of plastic garbage harvested from the oceans. Studio Swine. Of all the ideas for dealing with the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, this one may be closest to home — turn it into furniture.

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Using the ocean plastic to create utilitarian pieces of art and furniture. Taking easily discarded temporary plastic and giving it a longer useful life.

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See Gorgeous Surfing Shots—With An Ugly Plastic Twist

See Gorgeous Surfing Shots—With An Ugly Plastic Twist | Globalization | Scoop.it
Almost 90% of all material floating in the ocean is plastic, and every square mile of ocean contains 46,000 pieces of the stuff.

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Surf photography depicting the pollution in the ocean. Plastics are filling our oceans where we play, we get our food and where animals live. 

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Dan Haifley, Our Ocean Backyard: Jewels of ocean plastic

Dan Haifley, Our Ocean Backyard: Jewels of ocean plastic | Globalization | Scoop.it
A wise individual once remarked that if you have lemons, you make lemonade. That is, figuratively, what Save Our Shores's Rachel Kippen is doing to highlight the problem of plastic pollution in the ocean.
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Rachel Kippen raises the point that focus of plastic pollution seem to focus in the ocean and very little on the origination of land based pollution that leads to the ocean. She collects plastic items and creates jewelry before the plastic makes it's way into a landfill.

 

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Make Art From Ocean Plastic To Raise Pollution Awareness | Environment on GOOD

Make Art From Ocean Plastic To Raise Pollution Awareness | Environment on GOOD | Globalization | Scoop.it

For the entire month of October, Surfrider Foundation is raising awareness of the dangers of plastic pollution & finding solutions.


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Surfrider Foundation strives to keep our beaches open and clean.  In October the beach cleanup "One Foot at a Time" offers an art contest to create art from plastic found on the beach to educate and bring awareness to plastic pollution in our oceans.

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