Out to Sea?
The Plastic Garbage Project
Ever since mass products made of plastic began to make our lives easier, the seas have started to gradually transform into a gigantic plastic soup. Enormous amounts of plastic garbage swim in our seas; today not a single cubic meter of seawater is free of plastic particles. As these are generally not biodegradable, they get broken up into smaller and smaller pieces and enter the food chain. And so this garbage turns up on our plates, with serious health consequences. The exhibition presents collected plastic garbage from all the world’s seas and illustrates the full extent of this ecological catastrophe. In addition the project looks at the advantages and disadvantages of plastics and at their influence on health. The approaches to a solution such as reducing, reusing or recycling are intended to encourage consumers of plastics to take action. The exhibition is accompanied by a rich educational program that documents the exhibition while also forming part of it.