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We Made These Posters Of Disney “Ooshie” Toys In A Landfill To Show Supermarkets They Need To Stop Doing Irresponsible Promos
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We Made These Posters Of Disney “Ooshie” Toys In A Landfill To Show Supermarkets They Need To Stop Doing Irresponsible Promos

Australian supermarket Woolworths recently did a Disney promotion by giving away free “Ooshies.” These little toys are terrible for the environment and will probably end up in landfills, in oceans, and in rubbish tips for centuries to come.

So, we set up an environmental activist group called Future Landfill and photoshopped these tiny plastic toys into famous scenes from the films they starred in.

So Toy Story became Destroy Story. Finding Nemo became Choking Nemo. Lady and the Tramp became Landfill and the Trash. And Frozen became F***ed. Because that’s what this promotion is.We did them to get people to sign a petition to lobby Aussie supermarkets to stop making these short-sighted plastic promotions and for them to provide recycling for them for as long as it will take these Ooshies to break down—which could be hundreds of years! Already, almost 15,000 Aussies have signed it.

The images were conceived by Tom Whitty and me, Alex Wadelton, shot by advertising photographer Ryan Creevey, put together by Photoshop wiz Jason Riddell, with the logo re-designs by Ed Bechervaise, and the website futurelandfill.org by Tyler Mathes.

More info: futurelandfill.org | Instagram | Facebook

These Ooshies will live in landfill to infinity and beyond

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There’s nothing romantic about a love affair with economic gain at the expense of environmental pain

Ice is melting and oceans are rising. And we’re filling those rising oceans with microplastic as litter from landfill and our waterways slowly break down

The natural habitat for these Lion King figures is landfill

We’re not recommending people boycott Coles and Woolies, but we recommend they refuse the ‘free’ Ooshies at the checkout.

Still not convinced? Listen to Mufasa

Mufasa: Look, Simba, everything the light touches is our kingdom.

Simba: Wow… Mufasa: A king’s time as ruler rises and falls like the sun. One day, Simba, the sun will set on my time here and rise with you as the new king.

Simba: And this’ll all be mine?

Mufasa: Everything.

Simba: Everything the light touches… What about that shadowy place?

Mufasa: That’s beyond our borders. It would be best if you never went there, Simba.

Simba: But I thought a king could do whatever he wants?

Mufasa: Well, there’s more to being king than getting your way all the time.

Simba: There’s more?

Mufasa: (chuckling) Simba… (Mufasa and Simba walk through plains)

Mufasa: Everything you see exists together in a delicate balance. As king, you need to understand that balance and respect all the creatures, from the crawling ant to the leaping antelope.

The plastic that doesn’t end up in Australia’s litter stream will spend most of their time on this planet buried in the earth, breaking down over hundreds of years alongside other waste we have no use for.
With a total disregard for our ecosystems’ delicate balance, supermarkets are manufacturing millions of cheap plastic toys in a bid to get you to spend more of your money in their stores.
This is a fad and will be replaced by another in months. However, the impact of this fad will go on for centuries, long after you, your kids, and their kids have completed their own circles of life.
If you, like us, think it’s time for supermarkets to stop running reckless promotions that encourage the mass production of tiny plastic toys with a short term mindset, then go to www.futurelandfill.org in our profile description, where you can easily share the images on your socials with the hashtag #futurelandfill and sign the petition calling on Australia’s supermarkets to stop this madness.

The circle of plastic life

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 year ago

I agree that they should stop selling things like Ooshies, at least this time round they had special boxes you could put any unwanted ooshies in to be recycled. I really liked the Coles mini treehouse series books they recently had and the woolworths discovery garden kits. They were awesome. I am now looking forward to Coles masterchef knife give aways for fly-buys shoppers.

Lyra Fortune
Community Member
1 year ago

@Greta jaruševičiūté... get a grip. You post nasty, racist, evil comments on every single post and for what? A sense of purpose? Keep you pointnof view to yourself, nobody wants to hear it, nobody thinks your cool. Im 14 and I know better than you. You ought to be ashamed of your words.

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kjorn
Community Member
1 year ago

most of all the toys that fastfood gives away are crap and just get in the trash as soon as we go home.

CARRIEMAE MCKELVEY
Community Member
1 year ago

I know why do they even give them out

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DDmaybeandor
Community Member
1 year ago

I find it very telling that I, as an American, never even thought of this aspect. I might eat fast food once a month, and when we do my son always wants a happy meal for the toy. I get it for him and 90% of the time the toy is so bad he doesn't play with it. It blows my mind that, while I preach about not drinking bottled drinks, about not using Styrofoam plates, and buying used instead of new whenever possible; this went totally unquestioned. I wonder if you saw this so quickly because you're from Australia. I know your country has pioneered many forward thinking programs aimed at reducing our impact on the environment. Thank you for pointing this out.

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 year ago

I agree that they should stop selling things like Ooshies, at least this time round they had special boxes you could put any unwanted ooshies in to be recycled. I really liked the Coles mini treehouse series books they recently had and the woolworths discovery garden kits. They were awesome. I am now looking forward to Coles masterchef knife give aways for fly-buys shoppers.

Lyra Fortune
Community Member
1 year ago

@Greta jaruševičiūté... get a grip. You post nasty, racist, evil comments on every single post and for what? A sense of purpose? Keep you pointnof view to yourself, nobody wants to hear it, nobody thinks your cool. Im 14 and I know better than you. You ought to be ashamed of your words.

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kjorn
Community Member
1 year ago

most of all the toys that fastfood gives away are crap and just get in the trash as soon as we go home.

CARRIEMAE MCKELVEY
Community Member
1 year ago

I know why do they even give them out

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DDmaybeandor
Community Member
1 year ago

I find it very telling that I, as an American, never even thought of this aspect. I might eat fast food once a month, and when we do my son always wants a happy meal for the toy. I get it for him and 90% of the time the toy is so bad he doesn't play with it. It blows my mind that, while I preach about not drinking bottled drinks, about not using Styrofoam plates, and buying used instead of new whenever possible; this went totally unquestioned. I wonder if you saw this so quickly because you're from Australia. I know your country has pioneered many forward thinking programs aimed at reducing our impact on the environment. Thank you for pointing this out.

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