#sneakpreview combo with Cornwall based leading contemporary artist Kurt Jackson and Leap as part of the ongoing success of supporting #cornwallsustainabilityawards 2018s trophies are going to be something extraordinary. Kurt kindly offered to design the 2018 awards with us after winning one of our @tomraffield x Leap trophies/categories in 2017 awards. We are so lucky to have @jacksonfgallery working with us in this way and Kurt, Caroline, Zinzi and Fynn are helping to make the 2018 awards the best yet. .
Shown is a snippet we are using for prototyping as we test out Kurt's ideas seeing what's possible. A tin pilchard made by Kurt using tin found on a Cornish wreck. Nurdles supplied @surfersagainstsewage are involved, but I won't say what they are doing just yet. @fishforthought @koosfurniture @midtonacrylics and a few more are involved in the creation. You will have to be at the awards night later this year to see a trophy or win one! Enter at www.cornwallsustainabilityawards.org
#fact Plastic nurdles have been found on 73 per cent of UK beaches, and you are probably wondering what they are? Nurdles are small plastic pellets which are used to make larger everyday products.
It's estimated that 53 billion nurdles find their way into the UK’s environment each year during the manufacture, transport and use of plastics. Often spilt into rivers and oceans or fall into drains washing out to sea. Searches of 279 shorelines from Shetland to the Scilly Isles found 73% are littered with nurdles, while 230,000 tonnes are estimated to enter European seas each year. In early February 2017 at Widemouth Bay in Cornwall, 127,500 were collected on a 100-metre stretch.
Why are nurdles a problem? They are often mistaken for food and eaten by fish, seabirds and other marine animals, becoming lodged in their tissues. Like other plastics, nurdles do not decompose and instead break up into smaller pieces.
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