Bioplastics Needed More than Ever

loading The "Strawpocalypse" sculpture by Benjamin Von Wong (©Von Wong).

HUMANS TRULY ARE an innovative species. The use and control of fire; the simple yet sophisticated wheel; cars, ocean liners, aircrafts, spaceships; and the Internet; these all testify to how creative we can be – and to our ability to communicating as well. Canadian artist Benjamin Von Wong showcased his construction of a huge sculpture made solely of plastic drinking straws, aptly and ironically named the “Strawpocalypse” in 2019 to draw attention and awareness of yet another one of our joint, though inadvertent creations, The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (Figure 1)1. Located roughly from 135°W to 155°W and 35°N to 42°N, the ...

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