Wonders of Plastic
2020 - 2022
Past, Present and Future
2020: The Pandemic
While most of us were under “stay at home” orders during the pandemic, the air became cleaner and fuel consumption delightfully dropped. However, single-use plastic consumption soared with increased production, overuse and waste.
2023: The Decline of SUP (Single-Use Plastic)
Single-use plastic production and consumption has reached its crest and will decline into the future. Today, I found 12 little plastic pieces in less than an hour in the intertidal zone at La Jolla Shores. Let's celebrate the beginning of the end of the Age of Plastic.
2030: The End of SUP
Single-use plastic drinking bottles, plastic bags, and plastic disposable utensils will be on the edge of extinction. Other plastic containers will be replaced by glass and metal with refill stations more accessible. I will walk the beach and these plastic nuggets will be rare, only seen once a month.
Wonders of Plastic: Threatened Lids Collection, Installation, Art Produce Gallery, 2021
365 Days of Plastic Lids, Instagram Posts, 2021, @hughesoelrich