The Haunting Art of Plastic Pollution

Think of all the plastics you touch in a single day.

Plastic has revolutionized the world and yet we’re drowning in it. Mexican illustrator Jorge Gamboa’s iconic image of a plastic bag looking like an iceberg shows how art can activate. Using intrigue to spark curiosity—Mandy Barker, Dr. David Liittschwager, Randy Olson and other artists, scientists, and activists below (not mutually exclusive) tap into powerful images, so we question how we got here, and do something about it!

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Trick or Treat?

Insights from Artist Mandy Barker