Swimming Against the tide
By 2050 there will be more plastic in our oceans than fish. Millions of animals and sea life are dying each year as a result of waste dumped in landfills or in the natural environment.
Of the 300 million tons of plastic that are produced each year to make bags, bottles, packages, and other commodities for people all over the world only 10% is recycled. The rest becomes waste.
First and second year students of Margaret Aylward will be working with ceramicist Pat Rafferty and art teacher Grace Boon to create a ceramic school of fish to raise awareness and spark discussion about the impact of plastic on the environment.