Plastic waste is a growing concern in most cities around the world, and they are especially of concern to environmental safety. Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana is no exception to hazards that can be caused by plastic waste.
Slovenian artists collected more than 40,000 used plastic bags and 7,500 used plastic cups from several schools and kindergartens in the city of Ljubljana. They visited 12 kindergartens, 4 high schools, 3 faculties from the university and 21 primary schools to collect all the plastic that they needed to build this colossal monster, which is perhaps called Miha Artnak.
The weird looking monstrous creature is now installed in the centre of the city, and I must say it looks pretty cool and scary at the same time. The idea of using waste products to create art has been in use for quite some time, and in exceptional cases, they actually turn out to be very cool, like in this case. The hideous monster they have built using the plastic cups and bags seems to be a reminder about what plastic waste does to our environment. Plastic waste is singularly blamed for animal deaths, increased carcinogenic material in the soil, and pollution of soil. In fact, plastic is a non-biodegradable material and it never decays, which makes it a very hazardous material to begin with.
Initiatives like this help in driving awareness about avoiding plastic bags and cups as much as possible, and also disposing them in a safe and responsible manner after usage. You could also go ahead and take a look at the Eco-friendly Desktop Organizer and the Green Racing Car, which are good examples of how geeks can make their lives green and friendly to environment. It is very important to be sure that plastic is used as little as possible and when one has to use plastic bags or cups, one must separate them from biodegradable waste and dispose it separately.