A gigantic art installation downtown San Jose, Costa Rica raises awareness about the environmental damage caused by plastic pollution. The installation is called La Ola Plastica (‘The Plastic Wave”) and will be officially unveiled onTuesday 8th of May by the City Mayor, Mr. Johnny Araya, and Ms. Daniella Russo, our Executive Director.
Preserve Planet, a local NGO and regional partner of Plastic Pollution Coalition, was in charge of this production. The Costa Rican artist Francesco Bracci was in charge of the design. The structure is based on a 9 meters high by 14 meters wide metallic interior. To fill it, 6 000 plastic bottles were braided to get a texture that simulates a colosal plastic wave that is suffocating the city with its toxic components.
La Ola Plastica is installed in one of the busiest streets in the city. This strategic location makes it highly visible and it will raise awareness about plastic pollution caused specifically by single use and disposable items, such as plastic bottles and plastic bags.
Daniella Russo and Enriqueta Ramirez, our project manager for Central America, with partners from Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama, will announce the plastic pollution awareness campaign for Central America.