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Eco Opportunity

David Masten's avatar David Masten

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused massive behavioral change in our daily lives... but most of the problems we humans face are still there, refusing to go away. This dilemma quickly became apparent in our household (2 people) in early 2020 as we began to stay home, slow down and put many of our regular activities on hold. We suddenly found ourselves with more time to question and think about day-to-day issues like the sheer volume of our household waste. We knew, as most people probably do by now, that excessive packaging materials is a major global problem that is rapidly worsening. But like any problem, before it can be fixed it has to be acknowledged and understood. That is exactly why I created "Eco Opportunity". Over the course of 18 months or so, off and on, I saved the plastic packaging that streamed in and out of our house. Two conscientious people who were actively trying to reduce, reuse and recycle the plastic their household consumed. It was overwhelming, and I realized it had to be publicly shared in the hope of sounding the local alarm about a truly global problem. Simply stated, the Earth is drowning in plastic. It is expensive, toxic, ugly and worsening. I am hoping that with awareness comes understanding, and with understanding comes action. Yes, it's a beautiful world... but if you look closely, we're trashing it. But it doesn't have to be that way, if we take advantage of our "Eco Opportunity".

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 4 inched
  • Medium: Plastic on Wood
  • Width: 8 feet
  • Year created: 2021
  • Height: 8 feet