plastic bottle debate Amsterdam

IMG_4348.JPGThe Dutch Government want to abolish the ‘statiegeld’ (deposit money) on plastic bottles. A brilliant system set up years ago ahead of all Europe. Return all plastic drinks bottles, along with glass beer bottles to any supermarket throughout Holland. Put them in a hole-in-the-wall machine and get money back per bottle to use in the supermarket. Brilliant, even fun for kids, useful for the street dwellers, saving money on cleaning the streets, saving the canals being filled up with plastic.

IMG_4311.JPG IMG_4312.JPG IMG_4315.JPG IMG_4323.JPGHow to set the scene on a low budget, last minute and simple to hang? I used my vast 4 year collection of photographs of plastic for my project PLASTIC SEA, around the world, on the beach, on the street, in the supermarkets. I put together a series of abstract colour collages in big digital print, 9×1.25metres, no brand labels… but you know what you drink.

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