Over the past year, much attention has been paid to the importance of plastic waste in the oceans. Quantities of unnecessary plastic are produced, we can’t handle the waste it creates, every year 6 million tons of plastic disappear into the sea. That is, the plastic does not actually disappear, but rather slowly breaks down into smaller pieces. Birds and fish are being filled with everything from larger plastic bits to harmful micro-plastics. The plastic waste clean-up is underway, and everyone must take responsibility for both what we consume and how we handle the waste afterwards.
The Fish & The Plastic is a 30-minute long performance that shows the plastic waste problems and presents the audience with solutions, but wraps it all in a fun and colorful way. The topic is presented with comedy, juggling and amazing acrobatics.
When we created the show we asked ourself the following questions:
– Why does plastic end up in the ocean?
– How does this affect all living species underwater and along the coast?
– What can be done to stop this?
– How can we show this and create clear pictures?