'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!

More info: Website | Facebook | Instagram

#1

Trash Animals Sculpture

Artur Bordalo Report

MagicalUnicorn 1 week ago

that's damn adorable, i love otters

View more comments
#2

Trash Animals Sculpture

Artur Bordalo Report

Zorena Deckard 1 week 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.

#3

Trash Animals Sculpture

Artur Bordalo Report

Phart 1 week ago

THIS looks like last night's nightmare, back for seconds.

View more comments
#4

Trash Animals Sculpture

Artur Bordalo Report

Whiterain25 furry 1 week ago

what a cutie

View more comments
#5

Trash Animals Sculpture

Artur Bordalo Report

Naomi Wayker 1 week ago

Aww omg maybe i need to rethink vsco

#6

Trash Animals Sculpture

Artur Bordalo Report

#7

Trash Animals Sculpture

Artur Bordalo Report

#8

Trash Animals Sculpture

Artur Bordalo Report

#9

Trash Animals Sculpture

Artur Bordalo Report

Mia Cardenas 1 week ago

powerful image

View more comments
#10

Trash Animals Sculpture

Artur Bordalo Report

NanZ 1 week ago

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

#11

Trash Animals Sculpture

Artur Bordalo Report

#12

Trash Animals Sculpture

Artur Bordalo Report

#13

Trash Animals Sculpture

Artur Bordalo Report

#14

Trash Animals Sculpture

Artur Bordalo Report

Conni Galbraith 1 week ago

Turning trash into art!

#15

Trash Animals Sculpture

Artur Bordalo Report

#16

Trash Animals Sculpture

Artur Bordalo Report

#17

Trash Animals Sculpture

Artur Bordalo Report

#18

Trash Animals Sculpture

Artur Bordalo Report

#19

Trash Animals Sculpture

Artur Bordalo Report

#20

Trash Animals Sculpture

Artur Bordalo Report

How Terribly Unfortunate 1 week ago

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

#21

Trash Animals Sculpture

Artur Bordalo Report

See Also on Bored Panda
#22

Trash Animals Sculpture

Artur Bordalo Report

#23

Trash Animals Sculpture

Artur Bordalo Report

#24

Trash Animals Sculpture

Artur Bordalo Report

#25

Trash Animals Sculpture

Artur Bordalo Report

#26

Trash Animals Sculpture

Artur Bordalo Report

#27

Trash Animals Sculpture

Artur Bordalo Report

xXKittensweetXx 1 week ago

my favorite! i LOVE bears!

#28

Trash Animals Sculpture

Artur Bordalo Report

#29

Trash Animals Sculpture

Artur Bordalo Report

#30

Trash Animals Sculpture

Artur Bordalo Report

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

See Also on Bored Panda