The Earth is dying and we are killing it. One of the main causes is plastic – bottles, bags, containers, wrappers – billions and billions of it; single-use, non-recyclable plastic is especially bad. It is completely useless, yet it is everywhere. And what happens to it after you finish a bag of crisps or you unwrap some apples you bought in the supermarket? You throw it ‘away’, in the rubbish bin, because it’s not recyclable. The thing is, there is no ‘away’, it just ends up in landfill, floating in our oceans, it gets eaten by the fish we catch and eventually – we eat it.
My collection is an attempt of reusing and upcycling plastic, especially single-use non-recyclable one in the hope that it will not end up in the trash bin. I want to use something that is already there, and not create more waste. I am trying to send a message to everyone to try and think more about what we buy, what we do with all the bags and wrappers, how it affects the world around us and what we can do to cut down on plastic use. In this collection, I am mainly focusing on the ocean pollution problem, and I want to donate 30% of the price of each sold piece to Green Peace to help fund their efforts in saving our planet.