I noticed this one in Waste & Recycling News' "Behind the Dumpster" blog, by Maria Kirch.
She spotted photos of artwork made from used plastics bottles at the Rio + 20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.
More photos are available at the conference's Flickr page.
Meantime, the Rio + 20 summit tackled an issue important to the plastics industry -- marine debris.
According to Lisa Speer, International Oceans program director for the National Resources Defense Council:
"We made real progress on oceans protections at Rio+20. World leaders made solid commitments to finally address plastics pollution in our oceans, fishing subsidies, overfishing and ocean acidification that results from our dependence on fossil fuels.
"These are all positive steps that - if vigorously implemented - will help reverse the decline of our oceans.
"There is still much more we must do, however. It is disappointing that no decision was reached to negotiate a new international agreement for the conservation and management of marine areas beyond national jurisdictions. But that doesn't prevent our own countries from stepping up now to do more to protect our irreplaceable oceans and coastlines."|