October 8. Bilbao Spain ISWA World Congress Conference. Concurrent with presenting at this great conference, I was treated to a private tour and harp concert at the Guggenheim Bilbao for Circular Economy advocates. These amazing works of art by artist Angel Cañas, are made entirely from recycled tires .

There are many dimensions to art forms. The written word, canvas, film, music, video, sculpture, and yes….even using pieces of plastic and other trash items in creating them. Art affects us in a profound way. The Plastic Pollution Conversation has emboldened artists to create some incredible work with “trash”, both from the oceans and material stalwart plastic pollution police warriors have prevented from having entered them.

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I’m initiating a new feature….Art 4 Change. I’d like to introduce it with an offering from my talented sister, Willa.  She is a musician and spoken word artist who has written many wonderful songs, often recording them on video. Lady Ebony is one of my favorites, most especially since it incorporates a bit of family history. Enjoy!

In the days to come, work by talented artists will be added.

"The pollution of the planet is only an outward reflection of an inner psychic pollution: millions of unconscious individuals not taking responsibility for their inner space." ― Eckhart Tolle

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PLASTOMIC. Plastic is killing marine wildlife, other species and potentially us. In reality, a bit of plastic you had for a second lasts longer than your lifetime. Human beings produce and toss so much plastic out into the ocean that we have created the Pacific Trash Vortex, also known as the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch". More alarmingly, most of the non-biodegradable bits break down into microscopic particles that find their way into the food chain. Not just plastic but opioids, antibiotics, antidepressants, chemotherapy drugs, heart medications, oxycodone and birth control pills, etc.

And regrettably most humans don't care about much unless it directly affects their own personal lives or health in a short term...

Artist's © Alireza Nosrati