“Every 60 seconds, a truckload of plastic enters the ocean.
Statistics are hard to visualize so we decided to show it!” #Repost @vonwong
I've been following Benjamin Von Wong's journey for awhile now. As a creative, I think his work is amazing, it's just beautiful. But it's the mission behind his work that truly inspires me -- using art to make our planet a better place #socialimpactart
A few years ago @vonwong made the decision to "turn down all projects that didn't have an impact component. I believed that if I was able to prove that people resonated with causes, companies would come and support the initiative. Hopeful. Naive. But it worked out!"
Today, after months of work, Benjamin and his team are finally launching their newest project "Truckload of Plastic" to help raise awareness and ask companies to reduce their plastic footprint. @katerina_soldatou (click on @vonwong bio link to check it out 🤘🏻)
The use of single-use plastic, as most of you know, is an issue that is being talked about a lot these days. Worldwide we just consume too much of it and often don't properly recycle it --there are about 8 million metric tons of plastic thrown into the ocean annually. And yes, there are ways that we, as individual consumers, can make a difference (using reusable bags/water bottles, trying to live a more #zerowaste #sustainable lifestyle, #recycling , etc.) In fact, I sincerely believe that what and how you consume matters! But, some of these larger issues will also need to be tackled through top-down solutions -- collaboration between academia, industry, and government. We can only truly bring about change when we work together. 🤘🏻 💚🌎
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