To raise awareness on the impact of plastic waste on the environment and to encourage the public to reduce consumption of single-use plastics, artist Von Wong, non-profit organization Zero Waste Saigon, Starbucks Vietnam and leading green developer Keppel Land have partnered to showcase an art piece “The Parting of the Plastic Sea” (Strawpoat the atrium of the Estella Place retail mall in District 2 of Ho Chi Minh City.
The installation is built from recovered plastic packaging, and straws that were meticulously collected all over the streets of Vietnam with the help of volunteers including schools like British International School, American International School and the German School, along with local Starbucks partners. With a mission to surprise and educate passersbys, the hope is to give the public a visual representation of the connection between our plastic usage and the dangers it represents to our oceans.
Made from 168,000 plastic straws, it’s 11 feet high.
How do we help make the change?
Use reusable or compostable straws.
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