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Plastic Sound For Mermaids
The ocean was dreaming of a mermaid
With a comb of pearl combing her hair
Singing of immortal love
A big, blue fish
Sat on the shore
Chanting a lore
About the endurance
Of plastic bottles
In the deep blue of the sea
And in the white sand of the dunes
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Created from discarded plastic bottles, these giant fish make a powerful environmental
statement as they emerge from the sands of Botafogo beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
This year, the city of Rio is hosting the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, also
called Rio+20, and these giant fish were created to mark the occasion. Hundreds of
plastic bottles sparkle in the sun and, at night, the sculptures are illuminated with
colorful blue and red LED lights that twinkle against the backdrop of the beach as a
monumental reminder to recycle.
The three fish represent the importance of recycling and the risks that plastic bottles
have on our natural environment, specifically on animals that live in the sea.
According to the event website, between 60 and 80 percent of debris in the sea is from
plastic products. The sculpture encourages people to rethink how they approach recycling
and to protect our natural resources.