The Plastic Palu art installation which is installed at Miramar Circle in Panjim reminds reminds us how close we are to annihilation by plastic pollution in the oceans.
The installation was installed to commemorate 50th World Environment Day and raise awareness about environmental protection and sustainability.
The fish from its scales to its fin has been meticulously constructed using various types of single-use plastics such as bottles, bags and packaging materials.
While the State's countryside, rivers and sea continues to be flooded with single-use plastics, CM Pramod Sawant said the sculpture threw light on the present condition of fish in the ocean. Single-use plastics should be banned as these end up in the oceans, he added.
The installation reminds people that it’s time to embrace sustainable alternatives like choosing reusable bags, bottles, and containers, supporting recycling initiatives and spreading awareness about the consequences of plastic pollution.
The awe-inspiring installation serves as a stark reminder of the detrimental effects of plastic pollution on marine life and the biodiversity of the planet.
The colours and textures of the different plastics showcase the diversity of pollutants and their lasting impact on the environment.
Plastic Palu aims to serve as a powerful visual metaphor to say no to plastics and be part of the much-needed change. This sculpture which took 12 days to make will be on display for the next five months.
World Environment Day 2023 marked the completion of 50 years of its establishment and the theme this year is 'Beat Plastic Pollution'.
The day people's actions towards the reduction of plastic pollution. It also encourages individuals, governments and international bodies to prioritise eco-friendly practices for greener work and the protection of the environment.