Great Divide

After sailing around the world on multiple expeditions collecting plastic waste in the middle of the ocean, I'm melted it all into bricks to create a wall. This wall simulates the divide between industry and conservationists - linear vs. circular economy.  

Industry pushes the linear model of limited regulation of plastics, blame consumers and cities for the problem, and burn or bury waste at the end of it's life. This is a way of destroying old plastic - a form of planned obsolescence - to secure market demand for next years new plastic.

Conservationists want a circular economy, where waste is designed OUT of a product and its packaging.  From production and consumption to recovery and remanufacture, the circular economy is the most practical and affordable system that reduces the volume of trash that impacts the environment and social justice.