Luzinterruptus Builds an Island Out of Recycled Plastic Waste to Highlight Ocean Pollution

Madrid-based guerilla art group Luzinteruptus went to Portugal last September to release a floating installation  into the Cascais Bay made from 5,000 illuminated plastic bottles sourced from a local recycling plant, called La Isla Plastica, (The Plastic Island). Speaking about the project they said, "Our intention was to replicate, at a smaller scale, the so-called “eighth continent” made of plastic and garbage which is alarmingly taking over great areas of the Pacific. Governments remain passive before this situation allowing this huge to destroy most of the marine wildlife in the area and transforming the ecosystem."

Find out more about the project here.

via [Inhabitat]

Photos by Lola Martinez