Death to Plastic

by Tallboy

Boston, USA – July 2021


Finding This Mural

This mural can be found on the wall of Brandy Auto Body — they'll fix ya cahh. Big thanks to Gino.

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Story Behind This Mural

This mural was made possible with the support of our hydration partner for Sea Walls Boston:

Artist Statement

“I think everyone can agree that plastic waste does not belong in our oceans. So why do we have a massive ‘trash island’ floating in the Pacific? Or tropical beaches in Southeast Asia completely littered with garbage?

As an artist, the least I can do is paint a wall in my home city of Boston to make people think about this issue more. In my piece Death to Plastic, a giant Octopus rises out of a raging sea, strangling and squeezing a large plastic bottle as it gets struck by lightning and set on fire. The plastic bottle stands tall and mostly unharmed because this material does not break down, which is why we have large masses forming in the ocean. The plastic bottle is also full of human skulls, symbolizing the environmental impact of this problem and how it affects humans as well as aquatic life. As one local told me, ’Those are the skulls of the community if we don’t fix this problem’.”

— Tallboy

The Focus

Plastic Pollution

Take Action

Reduce your own plastic footprint by
• Using a reusable water bottle and avoiding drinks bottled in plastic
• Bringing your own bag, cup, utensils, straw, etc.
• Shopping in bulk, reducing packaging waste
• Choosing reusable and compostable goods over less sustainable materials
• Support brands making a difference — like Liquid Death!