The world population has been growing and it continues. Due to rapid urbanization, our waters and marine life are paying the ultimate price.
These popsicles might look like the sort of thing you’d expect to find being served from a quirky organic artisanal food truck, but one bite could leave you very ill indeed because they’re actually made from sewage found in the polluted waters of Taiwan.
Pollution has become more than a serious issue; it’s grave. Not even considering air pollution, the litter in our waters and streets is causing detrimental damage to our environment and we have to do something about it. That’s why these Japanese Designers have launched an art project to raise awareness about our growing water pollution. The project is called the Polluted Water Popsicles Project, and it is exactly how it seems. Although these popsicles look like something you’d find at an organic popsicle joint, they’re actually not edible at all – just like our water is undrinkable.
The project was led by Hung I-chen, Guo Yi-hui, and Cheng Yu-ti from the National Taiwan University of Arts. The students took the water from over 100 different regions and turned them into frozen popsicles. They then recreated them by using polyester resin. They additionally designed wrappers for the popsicles to depict the region it came from. There are all sorts of pollution in the popsicles from chopstick wrappers, plastic bags, bottles, and paper, you can really see how bad our pollution issue is from a different perspective.
More info: Polluted Water Popsicles Project