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Desechos convertidos en arte: organización extrae el plástico de playas y mares para transformarlo en esculturas

Univision February 2023

Según un estudio, anualmente se vierten unos 15 millones de toneladas de plástico en el océano. Por lo anterior, existen organizaciones como Washed Ashore, que se dedica a extraer miles de libras de plástico de las playas para transformarlas en esculturas. Actualmente, hay una exposición en la Isla de Galveston que reúne varias de estas piezas artísticas y que buscan generar conciencia entre la comunidad, además de evitar que se siga contaminando el ambiente.

How ocean garbage is being transformed in to unique art sculptures

USA TODay April 2022
The nonprofit group Washed Ashore seeks to increase ocean pollution awareness through its traveling art exhibit.

Colorful Creatures Created From Plastic Debris Coming to the Tennessee Aquarium April 16

Yahoo Finance April 2022

The Tennessee Aquarium in downtown Chattanooga will host a special art exhibition, “Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea” beginning on April 16. All of the art was created out of plastic that washed onto beaches. These works of art help spark conversations about how individuals can reduce the amount of single-use plastics in their lives, helping improve water quality.

Dr. Anna George discusses Washed Ashore and oceanic plastic with the Weather Channel

Weather Channel april 2022
Dr. Anna George, the Aquarium’s vice president of conservation science & education, recently appeared on The Weather Channel to discuss Washed Ashore, a temporary art exhibit at the Aquarium featuring artwork made out of plastic debris that has washed onto beaches in Oregon.

Monumental Animal Sculptures Made From 35 Tons of Plastic Collected on Oregon Coast by Volunteers–LOOK

GoodNEWS - Apr 19, 2022

Gorgeous sculptures of colorful marine animals are traveling across America—and every bit of the body of the artwork was once trash along the Oregon seashore.


Washed Ashore exhibit at Norfolk makes an ecological statement

The Virginian Pilot / September 28, 2021

A new type of exhibit at Norfolk Botanical Garden is using art to highlight the detrimental effects of plastic pollution on marine life.

On display through Oct. 31 in the Enchanted Forest area of the garden, the “Washed Ashore Art To Save The Sea” traveling exhibit features a variety of free-standing sculptures of ocean creatures fashioned from plastic debris collected from beaches.

Nautica Wavemakers and Washed Ashore

Nautica /August 19, 2021

Washed Ashore creates aesthetically powerful art to educate a global audience about plastic pollution in the ocean and waterways.

From cleaning miles of beaches to stitching plastics together for giant sculptures, Washed Ashore works to spark positive changes in consumer habits and promote environmental conservation and sustainability.

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Kelly Clarkson Show: Artist turns tons of beach trash into mind-blowing sculptures!

The Kelly Clarkson Show / April 23, 2021
Kelly met Angela Pozzi, an artist and founder of Washed Ashore, who takes trash from the beach and transforms it into art sculptures. Kelly connected Angela with Ashlyn, a young artist who also makes trash into treasures. Months later, these two ladies teamed up to create a breath-taking sturgeon sculpture out of items like chair parts and plastic handles.

Washed Ashore Founder featured on The Planetary Podcast

The Planetary Press / March 1, 2021

” It is an educational nonprofit where we work with volunteers to clean up beaches of plastic pollution, and then people bring all that stuff into us. We process it, turn all that stuff into educational art supplies, and we create gigantic sculptures in the forms of marine animals that are threatened by plastic pollution. “

washed ashore on pbs

Immense Possibilities: Washed Ashore on PBS

PBS / September 21, 2020

A simple walk on the beach after a devastating loss brought Angela Haseltine Pozzi face to face with her life’s purpose: making art that educates using trash from the ocean. Her organization, Washed Ashore, builds and exhibits powerful art to educate a global audience about plastic pollution in the ocean. Visitors are inspired to change consumer habits through simple daily choices.

When the Ocean Gives You Plastic, Make Animals

The New York Times / March 9, 2020

“BANDON, Ore. — Angela Haseltine Pozzi stands shoulder to shoulder with Cosmo, a six-foot-tall tufted puffin, on a cliff overlooking the blustery Oregon coast. It is January and the deadly king tides have come to Coquille Point, making the shoreline look like…”

Angela Haseltine Pozzi, Founding Artist at Washed Ashore Org

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