Not so Cute Really
|altoid tin, velvet, embroidery text, shell, bottle caps, paper and plastic|
Free Art Friday Box: Plastic Pollution
I know it looks cute on the lid, just as we think owls are cute but are we wise. We love our birds, owls and sea creatures and YET we are killing them by the thousands with our plastic garbage. Sixty to eighty percent of the marine litter is plastic and it doesn't degrade. Some friends of mine looked at the bird in the box and thought it looked so sad. Not half as sad as some of the pics I have seen of birds whose bodies are bloated with bottle caps and other garbage that killed them.
What can we do?
Easy Steps from Plastic Pollution Coalition
Statewide ban in Rhode Island in 2014
I know for my part it is hard to be plastic free, and a bit overwhelming because plastic is everywhere. I keep forgetting to take my cloth bags to the grocery store, grrrrrrrrrr.
About Free Art Friday: A worldwide movement where artists on any given Friday leave free art out in public for people to take home.