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.