The Plastic Catch Project, 2018 – ongoing

The Plastic Catch Project is a socially engaged public art project which aims to create awareness about the impact of single use plastic on the planet, specifically targeting little plastic soy sauce fish capsules. These capsules, which are manufactured in their billions, cannot be recycled and end up in landfill or our oceans where they pollute the water and endanger marine wildlife. They take up to 500 years to degrade, yet we use them for one minute.

 

Every so often I drop off a painting near a sushi outlet with a note asking the finder to let me know the painting has been found. I post a photo of the painting on Facebook. It is my hope that these paintings will help start conversations about the problems with these plastic fish so that eventually sushi shops will stop handing out the plastic capsules and consumers will stop requesting them.

More details can be found on the Plastic Catch Facebook page. 

https://www.facebook.com/plasticcatch/

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