Photographer's Note

Interesting installation on the beach of Russell. All these items that are hanging from the tree are made of the plastic bags.

Plastic is popular because it’s lightweight, durable and inexpensive compared to other materials. What most people don’t realize, however, is that in the grand scheme of things, we design plastic to last forever, but we only use it for a minute.

Let me say this again: Plastic is designed to last forever, but is only used for a minute.

Think about the plastic items you encounter on a daily basis. You spend a few minutes enjoying that iced coffee then toss the cup. You place produce in plastic bags, transport them home, then toss the bags. The list goes on. The point is we use most items for a very short amount of time relative to the amount of time it takes for these items to break down and go “away.”

But where is “away” anyway?

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