Do you ever feel like a plastic bag, from its invention to the environmental impact brought about by its mass consumption? Maybe, maybe not. But the reality is that we already know we’re living in the planet being destroyed by it.
It has even been predicted plastic in oceans could outweigh marine life by 2050.
To remind us all of this going ongoing catastrophe and continue to educate on what we can do about it, the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands has opened the Planet or Plastic? exhibition by National Geographic. The exhibition displays 70 curated and powerful images with purpose. The contents of which, highlight the fragility of nature and society’s dependance on plastic. On a more optimistic front, the exhibition also highlights people working on solutions.
“Plastic pollution is one of the most important global environmental challenges of our generation. But it is an issue that we can all do something about. This exhibition informs us about how we got here, the scope of the problem, and how we can each be a part of the solution. National Geographic has made a commitment to reducing our reliance on single- use plastics and our hope is that after seeing this exhibition, visitors will join us in that commitment,” said Kathryn Keane, Vice President of Public Programming at the National Geographic Society.
Works can be seen online here.
How else can we get involved from Malaysia?
The exhibition makes an important case for finding balance between the necessary use of plastic and protecting the environment. Visitors get to learn steps they can take in their everyday lives to reduce, reuse, recycle and refuse single-use plastic.
ArtScience Museum claims that the COVID-19 global pandemic has even increased out consumption of these plastics.
While borders remain closed to Singapore, Malaysians and anyone around the world can join in for the online conference ‘Climate Conversations‘ on 6 October. This talk will illustrate how communities can work together to create change, inviting climate scientists and local ecologists to share stories from the frontlines of conservation.
The Planet or Plastic? exhibition by National Geographic at the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, runs till 28 March 2021. For more details, visit the website.