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Popsicles Made From 100 Different Polluted Water Sources Grab World’s Attention
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Popsicles Made From 100 Different Polluted Water Sources Grab World’s Attention

These popsicles might look like the sort of thing you’d expect to find being served from a quirky organic artisanal food truck, but one bite could leave you very ill indeed, because they’re actually made from sewage found in the polluted waters of Taiwan.

They were made by three design students for the Polluted Water Popsicles project, which aims to raise awareness about rising water pollution due to rapid economic growth and urbanization. Water was taken from 100 different water sources in Taiwan and turned into frozen toxic popsicles before Hung I-chen, Guo Yi-hui, and Cheng Yu-ti from the National Taiwan University of Arts recreated them using transparent polyester resin. They even made wrappers for them that represented the different regions from which the polluted water samples were taken. While the trash in the water was varied, about 90 percent of it was plastic, and the popsicles contain everything from bottle caps and plastic bags to bottles and chopstick wrappers. It’s a simple yet effective way of getting us to think about water pollution from a totally different perspective. Popsicle anyone?

More info: Polluted Water Popsicles Project

 

 

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Cassie
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4 years ago

I would love to see these posted individually with a location and list of contaminants.

Jewel Farmer
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4 years ago

Me too.

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Lucybaby
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4 years ago

Very pretty, but sad to see that water gets that way... People who trash the planet don't realize the after effects of it all.

Sunset Dimond
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4 years ago

I agree and people in poor countries have to drink it

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Ginger
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4 years ago

These are very powerful images about pollution and so well done!

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Cassie
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4 years ago

I would love to see these posted individually with a location and list of contaminants.

Jewel Farmer
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4 years ago

Me too.

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Lucybaby
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4 years ago

Very pretty, but sad to see that water gets that way... People who trash the planet don't realize the after effects of it all.

Sunset Dimond
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4 years ago

I agree and people in poor countries have to drink it

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Ginger
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4 years ago

These are very powerful images about pollution and so well done!

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