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The marine catastrophe in Indonesia is shown with a museum made of plastic bottles and bags

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Environmentalists in Indonesia have developed a museum made completely of plastics to persuade people to reconsider their behaviours and say no to single-use bags and bottles in order to raise awareness of the world's rising ocean plastics catastrophe.

More than 10,000 plastic trash objects, ranging from bottles and bags to sachets and straws, were collected from dirty rivers and beaches for the outdoor show in Gresik, east Java, which took three months to put together.


The statue "Dewi Sri," a goddess of prosperity who is extensively venerated by the Javanese, serves as the focal point.
Her lengthy skirt is constructed from sachets of single-use household products.

Prigi Arisandi, the museum's founder, said, "We want to provide information to the people to cease using single-use plastic."


"The recycling of these plastics is extremely complex...
We should cease consuming single-use plastic as soon as possible since it pollutes our ocean, which is also our source of food."

The plastics problem is especially significant in Indonesia, an archipelago nation that ranks second only to China in terms of the amount of plastic that ends up in the seas.


The four nations, along with the Philippines and Vietnam, are responsible for more than half of all ocean plastics, and Indonesian efforts to control plastic packaging use have yielded mixed results.

Since it debuted early last month, the show has attracted over 400 visitors.

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