Free exposure: Plastic seas from the problem to the solution
Until 30 April 2020.
An impressive exhibition that aims to make society aware of the danger posed to the oceans and seas by plastic waste.
The amount of plastic in marine waters is so important that there is not a single square kilometer of sea water that is free of plastic particles. This situation seriously threatens aquatic ecosystems and marine species.
The figures say it all: every year between 8 and 12 million tonnes of rubbish from poorly managed waste reach the sea on all five continents. The problem, moreover, is that not everything is visible, because 15% of the plastic moves on the surface of the sea, another 15% reaches the coasts and the rest, 70%, sinks to the bottom of the sea.
In “Plastic seas. From the problem to the solution” you will see, as an example of the ecological catastrophe, an installation with floating plastic debris from various oceans.
In another section, the background to the problem is presented, and the serious impact it has on the environment, but also on society and the economy, is analysed. And as the title indicates, the exhibition also proposes solutions to this crisis to encourage citizens to take action and stop plastic pollution.
The exhibition, created by the Zurich Design Museum in association with the Drosos Foundation, has travelled to more than 20 cities in Europe and Asia, generating a great impact. In Barcelona, it was organised by the We Are Water Foundation and curated by Roman Aebersold, head of cooperation at the Zurich Design Museum.
Nearest metro station María Cristina L3.