'Big Trash Animals' by Artur Bordalo is a series of artworks that aim to draw attention to one of the world's most pressing problems: Waste production. The overproduction of things like plastics and metals, a general lack of recycling and the ensuing pollution that it causes has a devastating effect on the planet, and we shouldn't just learn to accept it as a necessary evil.

The Portuguese artist has had so much success locally in getting his message across, he's now gone global. Following on from a previous post we now bring you his latest works, ranging from places as diverse as the USA, Estonia and Tahiti. Bordalo scavenges his materials from waste that was dumped in the area and produces stunning animal sculptures, in order to symbolize both the beauty of nature and the waste materials that threaten it.

Scroll down below to check them out for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!

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NanZ
Community Member
1 year ago

I love each and every one of these!

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Zorena Deckard
Community Member
1 year ago

I truly marvel at this. I struggle to do a painting that is this good and he's done it with trash! Moving and inspiring.

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Night Owl
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow, this is a big one

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Mia Cardenas
Community Member
1 year ago

the world needs more of this

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Naomi Wayker
Community Member
1 year ago

Aww omg maybe i need to rethink vsco

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Dîlan Güven
Community Member
1 year ago

The best one! This is our fault :(

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NanZ
Community Member
1 year ago

All of these are creative and thought provoking works of art. Amazing skills!

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Conni Galbraith
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1 year ago

Turning trash into art!

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How Terribly Unfortunate
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow. It's just so realistic. Beautiful but also sad to think about why it was necessary.

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xXKittensweetXx
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1 year ago

my favorite! i LOVE bears!

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Note: this post originally had 75 images. It’s been shortened to the top 30 images based on user votes.

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