Our oceans are full of plastic pollution, some of which gets washed upon beaches all across the globe. Cleaning that plastic off the beaches near my home is the core of my practice as an artist.
I am just one person in a growing global network of people who, individually or in groups, take responsibility for both cleaning plastic off beaches and reducing the amount of plastic that reaches the sea in the first place. We can do this by picking up plastic and other litter wherever we see it – at the beach, in the park or on the street. 80% of the plastic in our seas comes from land, so with this simple act we can make a huge impact.