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The traveling art exhibit "What Goes Around, Comes Around" is an art initiative to bring awareness regarding the problems with the over-use of single use plastics, why it matters, and what can be done about it. Collecting plastics from nearly 10,000 nautical miles in three oceans, the art consists of plastic items morphed into the famous print, "The Great Wave of Kanagawa" by Katsushika Hokusai circa 1830. It systematically illustrates how the oceans are very different than what Hokusai saw less than 200 years ago. The work beautifully depicts the ocean and the menace of plastics, how all of us are part of the problem, and how we are the only solution. Like the Memorial Aids Quilt, this science through art exhibit will be traveling across the United States, thanks to Project Aware funding, and is only a part of the work being done through the non-profit, Plastic Ocean Project, Inc.
The mission of Plastic Ocean Project, Inc. (501(c)3) is to educate through field research, implement progressive outreach initiatives, and incubate 5 solutions to address the global plastic pollution problem working with and for the next generation to create a more sustainable future. On a larger scale, we are creating a platform for bringing ocean-conscious world leaders together to solve the plastic ocean problem in an economically feasible, socially responsible and scientific way that reduces our environmental ocean impact and deploys 5 cutting-edge incubators at sea and on land as a sustainable solution for our oceans and our planet.