On a trip to Thailand last week, I spent part of a morning with a group of people cleaning up the plastic that had washed up on a beach in southern Phuket. As I picked up the umpteenth plastic bottle cap, a thought popped into my head: What if we could harvest all the plastics in the ocean for proper responsible reuse?
Here’s a start: A vinyl record made from plastic garbage from the ocean.
Nick Mulvaney, a Mercury Prize-nominated artist from Cornwall, teamed up with a brewery and a record label to create this: a 10-inch released entitled “In the Anthropocene.” It is made from plastic garbage found along the coastline. Sales of the record proceeds from digital streams will benefit Surfers Against Sewage, a UK-based anti-pollution organization.
(Via Big Shot and Gail)