The Indonesian museum made of plastic waste

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

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