In the second series of our month long celebration, Earth Day Celebration and Sustainability, we wanted to share a part of our research and inspiration for the new exhibit that we are installing, Recycled Landscape, as part of Harvard University's Arts First Festival.
by Kristy Hamilton
This is the haunting journey of three plastic bottles that impact the fate of the planet. The emblematic animation traces the life cycle of three different types of plastic and the consequences each have on our world.
Plastic is a synthetic material that can be molded into a variety of shapes while soft and then set into a rigid form. Its versatile nature has shaped society in ways that are both helpful and harmful for humanity.
If this is the case, is there a way to stop the negative cycle? If we can shape plastic for use, can we also mold ourselves a better future?
Watch the animation by TED-Ed below: