Students for a Sustainable Campus and Dining Conference Services partnered to present the water bottle sculpture as part of the Why Bottled Water campaign on campus. The water bottle sculpture is designed to provide an estimate of how much plastic waste students produce on a daily basis. The sculpture contains approximately half of the ~ 65 water bottles used by students on a daily basis. Plastic waste is contaminating all areas of our planet, most prominently the marine environment. The jellyfish and barnacles in the sculpture provide an example of how plastic is becoming a large part of marine environments. Plastic may never entirely decompose, therefore it is crucial that we move away from our reliance on one use plastic bottles.
Artwork done by Chloe Boulay