PLASTIC RIVER

 

 

 

 

PLASTIC RIVER

Right now, the situation with the plastic in the ocean is as follows: plastic is human waste and polluting the ocean in dazzling speed. Fish eat the microscopic particles of plastic that float in the ocean water. We eat the plastic with the fish on our plate.

Hands Up World foundation aims to organize plastic fishing on the river Maas in Maastricht and other cities and villages that border this majestic river. The 950 km long Maas, or Meuse in French, starts in Pouilly-en-Bassigny in north east France and ends in the North Sea, where it leaves over a 100.000 tons of plastic each year.

Hands Up World wants to stop a tiny part of garbage getting all the way to the North Sea. The material that is collected during fishing trips, or by kinds at school or at home is the raw material for our workshops.  We want to make the best of things and turn ugly stuff into beautiful art. The artworks contribute to plastic river awareness in daily life.

Hands Up World is highly inspired by Plastic Whale in Amsterdam and Rotterdam and  SEA2SEE in Barcelona. (www.plasticwhale.com and www.sea2see.org)