Want to get a firsthand view of what plastic pollution really looks like in our oceans? Go check out the ‘ocean plasticarium’ in the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam (a global culture focused museum). The glass cube holds roughly 3000 liters of Pacific Ocean water intermingled with actual plastic trash inside.
Dopper, a Dutch company that manufacturers refillable water bottles, is the creator of the exhibit. The company focuses on ‘creating active consciousness regarding single-use plastic waste’ through its products and education campaigns such as the plasticarium.
The exhibit is complete with artifical sunlight and current to simulate what actually happens in the ocean as the plastic biodegrades and breaks up into smaller peices over time. It is set to travel to London and Berlin with hopes to make it to the US as some point in the future.