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Artist Turning Waste Material To Animal Sculptures Is The Reminder We Need To Recycle Our Trash

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Waste management is an issue of grave concern, not just in India but all over the world. Just the other day, I overheard someone call plastic the most fascinating, and yet the least destructive element ever to be found. It's produced in plenty and is not biodegradable, making it trash that'll always sit on the earth's floor, probably forever. Not just plastic, different non-biodegradable metals also pose a threat to waste management issues around the world. Our ocean beds are filling up with an innumerable amount of trash each day and while we sit and celebrate the next few steps to curb the problem, we have amidst us an artist who's already doing something relatably terrific.

Artist Turns Waste Material To Beautiful Animal Sculptures© CNBC

'Big Trash Animals' by Artur Bordalo is a series of artwork that aims to draw attention towards the waste management issue we're facing in the world today. His work focuses on the general lack of recycling single use plastic and metal items, which are found at landfills around the cities he works in, and creates some excellent animal sculptures from it. They stand out as installations in the shape of different animals, telling the world that we need to adopt healthy habits of disposing our waste intelligently, before it caves in and becomes a larger issue than it already is. The Portuguese artist has set up a range of his work in the USA, Estonia and Tahiti. His work phenomenally symbolises both the beauty of nature and the waste material that are a constant threat to it, everyday.

Here are 20 of his sculptures, made from waste materials, across different cities.

Artist Turning Waste Material To Animal Sculptures Is The Reminder We Need To Recycle Our Trash© Artur-Bordalo

Artist Turning Waste Material To Animal Sculptures Is The Reminder We Need To Recycle Our Trash© Artur-Bordalo                                             

Artist Turning Waste Material To Animal Sculptures Is The Reminder We Need To Recycle Our Trash© Artur-Bordalo

Artist Turning Waste Material To Animal Sculptures Is The Reminder We Need To Recycle Our Trash© Artur-Bordalo

Artist Turning Waste Material To Animal Sculptures Is The Reminder We Need To Recycle Our Trash© Artur-Bordalo

Artist Turning Waste Material To Animal Sculptures Is The Reminder We Need To Recycle Our Trash© Artur-Bordalo

Artist Turning Waste Material To Animal Sculptures Is The Reminder We Need To Recycle Our Trash© Artur-Bordalo

Artist Turning Waste Material To Animal Sculptures Is The Reminder We Need To Recycle Our Trash© Artur-Bordalo

Artist Turning Waste Material To Animal Sculptures Is The Reminder We Need To Recycle Our Trash© Artur-Bordalo

Artist Turning Waste Material To Animal Sculptures Is The Reminder We Need To Recycle Our Trash© Artur-Bordalo

Artist Turning Waste Material To Animal Sculptures Is The Reminder We Need To Recycle Our Trash© Artur-Bordalo

Artist Turning Waste Material To Animal Sculptures Is The Reminder We Need To Recycle Our Trash© Artur-Bordalo

Artist Turning Waste Material To Animal Sculptures Is The Reminder We Need To Recycle Our Trash© Artur-Bordalo

Artist Turning Waste Material To Animal Sculptures Is The Reminder We Need To Recycle Our Trash© Artur-Bordalo

Artist Turning Waste Material To Animal Sculptures Is The Reminder We Need To Recycle Our Trash© Artur-Bordalo

Artist Turning Waste Material To Animal Sculptures Is The Reminder We Need To Recycle Our Trash© Artur-Bordalo

Artist Turning Waste Material To Animal Sculptures Is The Reminder We Need To Recycle Our Trash© Artur-Bordalo

Artist Turning Waste Material To Animal Sculptures Is The Reminder We Need To Recycle Our Trash© Artur-Bordalo

Artist Turning Waste Material To Animal Sculptures Is The Reminder We Need To Recycle Our Trash© Artur-Bordalo

Artist Turning Waste Material To Animal Sculptures Is The Reminder We Need To Recycle Our Trash© Artur-Bordalo

Maybe we can think of something as innovative to solve waste management issues in our country and take the load off of the overflowing landfills.


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