Make art using ocean plastic

Flamingo art sculpture made using ocean plastic pollution

Using plastic debris collected from beaches around the world as a medium for artwork can be an effective way of raising awareness for the issue, creating pieces that call on the world to re-examine their relationship to single-use items

We are producing over 300 million tons of plastic every year, 50% of which is for single-use purposes


  • Can be a powerful way to communicate
  • Able to be experienced in a variety of forms
  • Can be inexpensive to produce
  • Potential to provide an income


  • Difficult to measure impact and subsequent behaviour change
  • Needs a strong message woven through it to create lasting impact

Making a difference

In one single installation, artist Benjamin Von Wong built a piece called “Strawpocalypse" using 168,000 plastic straws.

There are hundreds of other ways to solve plastic pollution