by Faith47

Cozumel, Mexico – July 2015


Finding This Mural

These murals were painted on the ruins of a building facing the sea. Access to this mural may be restricted, so please proceed with caution if you intend to view them.

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Story Behind the Mural

Artist Statement

Before we started, PangeaSeed shared some disturbing statistics about how every piece of plastic that has ever been made stills exists in one form or another, because plastic is not a material that our planet can digest.

For example, plastic accounts for 60-80% of marine garbage, reaching 95% in some areas. In the middle of the North Pacific, plastic outweighs algae six to one. These paintings reflect on the damage this does to birds, in particular. Plastic is found in the stomachs of 43% of seabird species.

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