Fascinating Art Installations Benjamin Von Wong’s Show Us The Problem Of Plastic Pollution

Do you get the message he’s sending through his art?


3. Plastikophobia

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Walking through a dreamy milky way world 😍 Oh. wait. Take a closer look. Is that really what we want to leave behind for our children to walk through? A place polluted over and over with plastic waste?⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ This installation by @vonwong @laurafrancois_ and @imaginator_studios is made out of 18000 Single use Plastic Cups collected within two days out of 26 hawker centers in Singapore. Those where used approximately for 6 minutes each and not even taken out of the hawker centers 🤷‍♂️⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Its time to think about our usage of single use items and start to carry our own cups and containers if we eat out and develop a good degree of #plastikophobia ..don't you think? . ⁣swipe for some behind the scenes from the shootings in the installation . #everydayacapture #singleusesucks #thereisnoplanetb #plasticpollutes⁣⠀

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If you don’t understand the scale of the problem yet, the Plastikophobia project can help you take a peek and get scared by the number of plastic cups that end up in the ocean. We believe that this isn’t a place we want to leave behind for our children.

Fascinating Art Installations Benjamin Von Wong’s Show Us The Problem Of Plastic Pollution


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Volunteers gathered 18,000 plastic cups during 1.5 days and spent 28 hours cleaning them. Then they transformed old cups into a crystal cave where people could take shiny shots and spread the awareness around the globe.

4. Truckload of Plastics

According to Greenpeace, one truckload of plastic enters the ocean every minute. You can see this amount with your eyes in the photos above. With this project Benjamin wanted to reach organizations and encourage them to not produce so much plastic. It shows that any individual effort is never enough if nothing changes with the source of plastic production.

Fascinating Art Installations Benjamin Von Wong’s Show Us The Problem Of Plastic Pollution
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During this project, the team managed to collect over 10,000 pieces of plastic. They tied all the pieces together with old fishing line and connected them to bigger bottles filled with rocks to stop them from escaping. Moreover, some volunteers were placed at different points to keep everything from floating away.

What project do you find the most impressive? Share this article your friends to raise awareness and help save the oceans for our children.

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