Plastic pollution is a crisis-level issue around the world. Pointman – The River Warrior statues are meant to convey a sense of urgency.
According to the UN, approximately 400 million tons of plastic waste are generated worldwide each year. Despite current recycling efforts, up to half of that amount ends up in rivers and oceans that can last centuries.
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Pointman : The River Warrior
In collaboration with Indonesian hospitality brand Potato Head, Futura2000 has unveiled two new Pointman statue to usher a sense of urgency around pollution. The first statue was put on display in Singapore made from over 14,300 black and white grocery bags rescued from Bali’s waterways by the environmental group Sungai Watch. These plastic bags were melted down, pressed into sheets, then machine cut to make the pieces of the sculpture. Pointman statue is the actualisation of the Potato Head’s mantra “Good Times, Do Good“. As long as waste does not end up in a landfill, it can be reimagined into creative solutions.
Singapore’s Pointman will be at the National Design Centre until the 25th of December, before he embarks on his world tour, spreading a message of beautiful sustainability.
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