Plastic-Made Museum in Indonesia

To inspire people to reconsider their habits, environmentalists in Indonesia developed a museum made entirely of plastics to deliver a message about the world's rising ocean plastics crisis.

  • A plastic-waste museum was created to raise awareness about plastic pollution
    A plastic-waste museum was created to raise awareness about plastic pollution

The outdoor museum in East Java took three months to put together and is made out of over 10,000 plastic trash objects collected from polluted rivers and beaches, ranging from bottles and bags to sachets and straws.

The exhibit, titled "3F" (Fish Fersus Flastik), is a 33-foot-long hallway created along a river in Gresik,  Indonesia filled with plastic rubbish, including 3,544 bottles. The museum's organizers are urging visitors to refrain from using single-use plastics.

  • Dewi Sri, the centerpiece is a goddess of prosperity who is much adored by the Javanese
    Dewi Sri, the centerpiece is a goddess of prosperity who is much adored by the Javanese

Prigi Arisandi, the museum's creator, expressed that the museum's aim is to inform the public about the harmful acts of sea pollution hoping that they would avoid using single-use plastic, according to Reuters.

The plastics pollution problem is especially severe in Indonesia, an archipelago nation that ranks second only to China in the number of plastics that end up in the sea.

Together with the Philippines and Vietnam, the four countries are responsible for more than half of all ocean plastics, and Indonesian efforts to limit plastic packaging usage have shown mixed results.

Since it launched early last month, the show has had over 400 visitors.