Interactive artwork: Feed the fish recyclable plastic

Located in front of the Miller Learning Center through October 2018, the Feed the Fish sculpture engages the campus community in reducing plastic waste.

About the project
The Feed the Fish sculpture, crafted from No. 2 plastics using a Precious Plastics Machine, raises awareness about the harm plastic causes to marine ecosystems. Anyone is welcome to place recyclable plastic (clean, rigid plastic) in the fish’s mouth. The deposited plastic will be picked up and recycled. The artwork will sit in front of the Miller Learning Center until the end of October. Take a look at the images below to see Lamar Dodd student Sam Cheroff creating the fish sculpture. The interactive artwork is a result of an A2RU Special Project Proposal and is partially funded by a Campus Sustainability Grant. // Photos are taken by Rebecca Wright.
What can you do to help?
Fortunately, there are steps you can take to lessen the amount of plastic in the ocean. Here are seven ways you can make a difference.

1. Reduce Your Use of Single-Use Plastics such as plastic bags, straws and water bottles

2. Learn how to recycle properly.

3. Participate In (or Organize) a Beach or River Cleanup

4. Support Bans

5. Avoid Products Containing Microbeads

6. Spread the Word

7. Support Organizations Addressing Plastic Pollution

Learn more about how you can reduce the amount of plastic in the ocean.

Related research at UGA
For more information on what UGA is doing to prevent plastic pollution, visit the research lab of Dr. Jenna Jambeck and the UGA New Materials Institute.

As we continue to evolve from waste management to materials management, a new paradigm is being created and Dr. Jenna Jambeck strives to be at the forefront of this transformation.

The Plastic Crisis

Jambeck Research Group