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A quick video post: One Plastic Beach

One Plastic Beach from Tess Thackara on Vimeo.

For the past 12 years, Richard Lang and Judith Selby Lang have been collecting plastic debris that have washed up on the shore of a beach in North Carolina. With all this plastic garbage, they make beautiful art sculptures and prints, and put on large showcase installations.

While you’re watching, take a moment to think about all the plastic in your daily life – toys, bags, packaging, utensils. It’s meant to be disposable, so where does it all go? Sadly, you can find all of this and much more washed up along shores, in our landfills and in the Pacific Gyre.

Not ringing a bell? You may be more familiar with the contents of the Pacific Gyre – the Great Pacific Garbage Patch – which is a toxic soup of degrading plastic debris that’s held together by ocean currents.

Let’s follow Richard and Judith’s lead. Building our own creative solutions like this will bring us closer to a plastic free future!

Learn more about Richard and Judith’s art and their experiences with recovered plastics through their website and blog.

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