If an entire landfill can be transformed into a revenue-generating energy hub, a resort can promote sustainability. Potato Head Beach Club in Seminyak did just that. It commissioned street artist Eko Nugroho to create a display made entirely of reclaimed plastic waste to highlight plastic pollution.
An impressive 660 pounds of local plastic debris was transformed into the work with which Nugroho hopes will stress the critical need for waste management and conservation.
The piece, titled “Bouquet of Love”, is not Nugroho’s first socio-political artwork. He claims that his projects mostly comment on current events.
“I was deeply drawn to this project because environmental damage and pollution will have an effect on every aspect of life, not just art,”
“My love for Indonesia inspired me to create Bouquet of Love. Indonesia is a rich, magnificent tropical country, which is also experiencing dynamic growth and development.”
Annually, we produce around 300 million tons of plastic worldwide. 8.8 million tons end up in oceans and up to 91% of waste forgoes recycling. It doesn’t take a grand gesture to make an impact on the environment. Make it personal — start at home. You never know the difference you might make.