To drive further awareness of Canada’s pollution problem and in recognition of World Oceans Day today, sculptures made of sea junk were assembled at Kits Beach.
Made by artist Caitlin Doherty, the figures were made entirely with plastics removed from Canadian shorelines.
The figures, aptly named Corona’s Plastic Beachgoers, embody our collective contribution to plastic pollution and were created to actualize the jarring statistic that, on average, Canadians use over 125 kilograms of plastic per person every year, which is almost twice the average body weight.
The Beachgoers highlight the harsh reality of shoreline pollution in Canada, aiming to educate Canadians on the impact our lifestyle choices can have on our environment, as well as providing Canadians another way to learn about Corona’s shoreline cleanups in partnership with Ocean Wise.
Photo: Elvira Lount
Last modified: June 12, 2021