Artist Statement Written 9/8/22
Corporations have put the burden of dealing with their plastic waste on us for decades.
That needs to change.
Most plastic will take at least 450 years to disintegrate, which is terrible for our health, causes thousands of animals to die needlessly, and pollutes the environment.
It’s time to hold corporations accountable.
450YRS is the activist component of a series of projects revolving around single-use plastic waste, thus far consisting of Gyre (physical installation) and Message In A Bottle (interactive website).
Participants purchase 450YRS stickers, apply them to household items, and tag corporations on social media demanding better packaging options.
A small portion of the project’s proceeds will be donated to Beyond Plastics, whose mission it is to end plastic pollution by using deep policy and advocacy expertise to achieve the institutional, economic, and societal change. Donations will be posted here once the project is fully underway.
Additional project information can be found at atleast450years.com/about.