Antarctic plastics in the exhibition “Out to Sea? The Plastic Garbage Project”

«Out to Sea? The Plastic Garbage Project »is organized by the Gestaltung Zürich Museum and arrived in Uruguay as the first Latin American landmark, after touring more than 20 cities in Europe and Asia.

The exhibition question us as society and highlight the huge amounts of plastic that reach the oceans seriously damaging the environment. The AntarPlast project is developed by the Eastern Regional University Center (Udelar) with support from the Uruguayan Antarctic Institute, and participates in this exhibition with plastic remains collected since 2016 in the surroundings of the Peninsula Fildes, where the Artigas Antarctic Scientific Base is located.
Antarplast is one of the scientific projects currently being developed by Uruguay in Antarctica, as part of the research efforts carried out by the National Antarctic Program. The group is made up of Uruguayan and Spanish biologists and chemists who try to generate strategies to improve the treatment of plastics in Antarctica and reverse the problem of this waste.

The exhibition is open to the public Monday through Friday between 09:00 and 19:00 and on Saturdays from 9:00 to 13:00, until 19 October (http://marcapaisuruguay.gub.uy/ out-to-sea-the-plastic-garbage-project-arrives-to-uruguay /).