TAG: Ocean debris

Art For Ransom In The Oceans

Art For Ransom In The Oceans

Recycled art from marine litter is an in your face reminder of manmade effluence. Ocean debris and water pollution are unacceptable proceedings of an unnaturally occupied culture. Artists who use the oceans’ trash as their bittersweet mediums help to spread the message of how large the consequences of careless disposal are. The nonprofit Washed Ashore Project is a conceptualization of the Artula Institute for Arts and Environmental Education. The project takes the issue into the forefront of the community through outreaches and volunteers. By utilizing the arts to communicate and educate the public about the devastating effects of plastics and… read more

Advanced Ocean Textiles

Advanced Ocean Textiles

The options for fabrics and textiles are increasing in range. There are more choices than ever before for purchasing sustainable cloth materials. When combined with research and technology, some interesting findings have made it possible to recycle items into versatile fashions, furnishings and other useful objects. One place many companies are turning to for their material sourcing are the oceans, which are increasingly polluted with a circle of never-ending garbage. Several organizations exist that work with manufacturers to collect ocean debris and reprocess it for retail merchandise. One such effort is the Healthy Seas Initiative which tries to rid the waters… read more