Plastic Free Revolution By Tim Lyddon
The children are our future, and this is one of the many reasons why they have been learning about the impact that single use plastic is having on our environment.
In a bid to highlight the constant daily stream of single use plastic entering our oceans, West Somerset Together commissioned Tim Lyddon to create a sculpture from plastic beach waste washed up on the West Somerset Coast.
The Whales Tail was the first piece of art to be constructed around 18 months ago and has since been exhibited at numerous festivals, events and schools.
It has since been joined by The Octopus, made from over 120 discarded plastic bottles and The Elephants in the Room, a rather large pair of sculptures on the themes of Climate change and Plastic Pollution .
Local liberal democrat councillor Simon Nicholls organised for the Whales Tail to tour local primary schools around Taunton.
Pupils from Trull, Bishops Hull and Bishops Henderson learnt how plastic waste can harm marine life and how we can reduce, re-use and recycle to lessen that impact.
West Somerset Together joined forces with Somerset Wildlife Trust and Surfers Against Sewage to start Plastic Free Minehead, which aims to reduce single use plastic in the community.
As part of their campaign, they need to work with local schools, businesses and community groups.
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