THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM

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This is an exciting Art led project with the aim of bringing every level of social and professional community together to help bring awareness to a global plastic problem through visual communication.

‘The Elephant in the room’ - meaning, an obvious problem or risk that no one wants to discuss or take responsibility for.

This is a non-profit creative project powered entirely by human participation.

The aim?…to bring communities together to help build a larger than life circus elephant out of plastic packaging.

The aim?…to bring communities together to help build a larger than life circus elephant out of plastic packaging.

Reclaimed plastic colour wheel animation - photography by  Jasper White

Reclaimed plastic colour wheel animation - photography by Jasper White

OCEAN PLASTIC DOTS

The single colour dots below are created to show how each piece of plastic has a story before ending up in the ocean.

The colour of our seas and oceans can vary. From murky grey seaside holidays in Great Yarmouth to green tones seen in the London canals, to exotic turquoise blue beaches in Bali; it does make you wonder why the colours can vary. Well, it’s due to the different levels of purity in the water. 
The biggest impact on sea colour is made by tiny organisms called phytoplankton. The more phytoplankton the greener the water and as they feed off of carbon dioxide the better the atmosphere. But is global warming and the increase in pollution levels affecting how much phytoplankton is in our seas? Undoubtedly but we’re yet to see to what extent. We can influence the global carbon cycle if we start to change our relationship with plastic waste. If you spot any green plastic today either in your home or on your way to work, think about what you can do to help our oceans