Plastic art goes on show at Shanghai Science and Technology Museum

By He Qi | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2019-07-15 11:11
Visitors view an installation artwork made of plastic waste on July 14, 2019 in Shanghai. The artwork made of nearly 20,000 recycled plastic products is recently on display at the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum. The arch is 17 meters wide and when viewed from a distance, presents an oval shape through a reflection on the mirrored floor. The image is meant to underscore our awareness that the plastic garbage belt formed in the ocean is around us all the time, and a reminder that we should reduce the use of plastic materials.[Photo/Xinhua]

An installation made from over 20,000 recycled plastic products is currently on display at the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum and lasts till July 28.

TitledGiant Ring, the artwork, which is in the shape of an arch that measures more than17 meters long, is aimed at raising awareness about environmental protection and the need to reduce the production of plastic.

Complete with its mirror reflection on the floor as a ring, the installation is aimed to serve a reminder of the “rubbishbelt” consisted of waste plastics in the sea and call on the audience to cut the production and disposal of plastic waste.

Zhan Jinyao contributed to this story.

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