Briefs on Bottled Water (4) – Recyled Water Bottle Art
We continue with this week’s feature “Briefs on Bottled Water”. Today we look into some Recycled Water Bottle Art.
Rio Fish Sculptures
from Recycled Water Bottles
Info Source– The Twisted Sifter
An art installation on Botafogo Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil shows three gigantic fishes made from discarded plastic bottles. The slogan on a sign beside the installation loosely translates to, “recycle your attitude”. The sculptures were created to raise awareness for the recently completed United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, dubbed Rio+20
At the Rio+20 Conference, world leaders, along with thousands of participants from governments, the private sector, NGOs and other groups, came together to try and shape how we can reduce poverty, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection on an ever more crowded planet to get to the future we want.
The seven priority areas reviewed were: Jobs, Energy, Cities, Food, Water, Oceans and Disasters. For more information and a complete summary of the conference visit the official site at: http://www.uncsd2012.org
Lifesize Human Figures
from Recycled Water Bottles
Five adult-size figures constructed of plastic wrap, packing tape and empty single-serve plastic water bottles were posed on the lawn between Schine Student Center and Newhouse April 23-24. The SU Sustainability Division display also featured numerous printed messages and facts about the bottled-water industry and its affects on the environment and human health.
Taking a deeper look inside the facts
behind bottled water
Lead the Way Concord!
A sculpture of a faucet made from 1,500 single-use water bottles stands outside Concord-Carlisle High School Wednesday night to promote the passage of Warrant Article 32 during Concord’s annual Town Meeting.Read more…
Recycled Water Bottle Sculpture
by Matthew Farley
University of Kansas
Just add water: Campus fountain becomes public art piece
“Frozen Assets” was created by Matthew Farley, a senior from Wichita majoring in sculpture, and incorporates arcs made from about 1,000 empty water bottles — less than the number of bottles collected each week on campus by KU Recycling. Farley’s work examines the connection between the ways Americans view and use water in their everyday lives.
“There was a time when public fountains were a source of water for the citizens and their animals that came to them. These days, we insist that water come to us,” Farley said. “This convenience, however, comes at a considerable cost. When buying bottled water at $1 per 20-ounce bottle, the cost comes to $6.40 per gallon. The toll on the environment is substantial as well, considering that eight out of 10 bottles end up in a landfill.” Read more…