Sculpting plastic trash into treasure
Published on 01/06/2023
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We produce more than 430 million tonnes of plastic annually, two-thirds of which are short-lived products that soon become waste, filling the ocean. And often, working their way into the human food chain. Overall, 46 per cent of plastic waste is landfilled, while 22 percent is mismanaged and becomes litter, according to the UNEP.

In this episode of The Sustainability Show, we dwell into the world of plastic waste that ends up polluting our marine ecosystem. But instead of just focusing on the issue, Jessica McGhee, a trash artist from Illinois, USA has dedicated her life into creating art out of the plastic trash. What sets her art apart is the utilisation of even tiny bits of plastic into something substantial.

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