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    Massive Single Use Plastic Scuplture at Deck the Chairs Through January 2

    Beaches Go Green is a local non-profit organization providing awareness and education on single-use plastic pollution. For the second year in a row they are participating in the local Jacksonville Beach event, Deck the Chairs.

    This year’s installation by Beaches Go Green is a massive 100′ Great Pacific Octopus covered in single-use plastic bottles.  The octopus, along with other ocean creations, is lit up every night from now until January 2.

     The head of the octopus is covered with a recycled fabric called REPREVE (made by Unifi) and is 90% made from over 2500 single-use water bottles.  The arms of the octopus are covered in 15,318 plastic bottles with bucket lids for suction cups.

     The display also boasts two 16′ tall jellyfish with over 700 single-use plastic grocery bags on the tentacles, a “toothbrush Garden Eel” display with over 4000 used plastic toothbrushes and more!  All displays include educational signage to tie them to our usage statistics and suggest better alternatives.

    Beaches Go Green’s goal in founding their nonprofit and in creating this art exhibit is to bring attention to all of the waste that we produce and how it’s impacting our planet, particularly single-use plastic in our oceans.  They used recycled or recyclable materials wherever possible.

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    One Response to “Massive Single Use Plastic Scuplture at Deck the Chairs Through January 2”

    • anne marie

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      Thank you so much for sharing! We are so happy to provide this educational and single-use plastic awareness art piece for our community. Plastic pollution is a serious concern and we can all do better in limited our plastic consumption – starting by replacing single-use items with REUSABLE items 🙂

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