The Prime Minister made plastic art from ocean trash
Prime Minister Erna Solberg (Conservatives) and President of the Norwegian Parliament, Tone W. Trøen, participated in a workshop at the Eidsvoll square in Oslo on Wednesday. The reason was to make plastic art from waste retrieved from the ocean and beaches.
The workshop is part of an art project under the direction of the artists Kari Prestgaard and Astor Andersen, known as the artist duo Prestgaard/Andersen.
The artists from Sandefjord make art from beach trash.
– We want to focus on plastic waste found on the beaches. The oceans are force fed with plastic, Prestgaard has previously stated to NRK.
As late as September, the Prime Minister voiced her support for sustainable oceans when she held Norway’s main speech at the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) in New York, USA.
– The sustainability of our oceans is threatened. By 2050 they can contain more plastic than fish. Since I started talking, another 200 metric tons of plastic have ended up in the oceans, she lectured.
“cultural school bag”
The artist duo has been touring the country for several years through the “cultural school bag” initiative with workshops where you make plastic art from refuse from the oceans in a jiffy. Since 2013, more than 6,000 schoolchildren have participated in the program.
– We have visited schools, museums, fairs, festivals and aquariums. happens Children are convinced that the plastic art they make makes a difference. They want to save the oceans, they exclaim.
The exhibition and workshop take place in conjunction with the Nordic Council’s session, which will be held at the Norwegian Parliament from October 30th to November 1st. The event draws attention to the efforts of the Nordic community in the fight against marine pollution.
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