by Insane51

Emeryville, USA – September 2022


Finding This Mural

5770 Peladeau Street, Emeryville, CA, USA

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Story Behind This Mural

Artist Statement

Plastics are the most common form of marine debris. Once in the water, plastic debris never fully biodegrades. Fish, seabirds, sea turtles, and marine mammals can become entangled in or ingest plastic debris, causing suffocation, starvation, and drowning. Plastic contamination will soon be catastrophic for human health.

The two different lenses show you two different outcomes:

🔴 The world where humans take oceans for granted. Plastic pollution and acidification is only getting worse, and eventually, sea life comes to an end.

🔵 The world where plastic is reduced and recycling is done properly. No more single-use plastics. The oceans are clean again, and pH levels are back to normal. Sea life is thriving.

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