Eco Trash Couture
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Photos by Jay Sturdevant
Plastic bags were transformed in this aquatic apparel!
Green dry cleaner bags and blue plastic newspaper bags were ironed together to create the aquatic skirt. The bodice, skirt, tentacles and necklace were made from white grocery bags. The garment was partially created in public workshops in Lincoln City, on the Oregon Coast. Created in 2010.
Commissioned by Lincoln City.
Put plastic in the recycling bin, not the ocean!
Seabirds, sea turtles, fish, and marine mammals often ingest trash that they mistake for food. Sea turtles have been found to swallow plastic bags because the bags look like jellyfish, one of their favorite foods. Ingesting this debris can seriously harm marine life. Three of the top five types of marine litter are recyclable: plastic bottles, plastic bags, and cans.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency