This museum is made entirely of plastic bags and bottles
LOCATION: GRESIK, INDONESIA
It took three months to build
and uses over 10,000 plastic items
(SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) MUSEUM FOUNDER, PRIGI ARISANDI SAYING:
"We want to send a message to the people to stop the use of single-use plastics - from plastic water bottles, plastic bags, straws, sachet packaging, styrofoam, and disposable diapers - those things will later pollute our ocean and world."
The centerpiece is a statue of Dewi Sri,
the Javanese goddess of prosperity
All the items were collected
from polluted rivers and beaches
(SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) STUDENT, AHMAD ZAINURI SAYING:
"I will definitely change my life habits - like when I go to the market or to a grocery store that provides a plastic bag, I will switch to a tote bag, and when I buy a drink, I will use a tumbler."
The exhibition has received over 400 visitors
since it opened early last month