"Four Minutes" Installation for Environmental Defence

I was commissioned by Environmental Defence to create an art installation for Union Station to launch their Cash It Don’t Trash It campaign. The goal is to get the Provincial Government to set up a deposit-return system for single use plastic bottles as fully half end up in landfill in Ontario; the 12,000 bottles used in this sculpture represent the amount thrown out every 4 minutes in Ontario alone.

The installation was in Union Station on the GO Concourse for one day, February 15th, 2018.

The installation at Union Station with video of the Don River.

Environmental Defence campaigners after a long night spent installing.

Visitors inside installation.

12,000 bottles delivered to the work space in January.

Removing the lids and labels from every bottle to string them up for the installation.

About the campaign.

A visitor walks through the installation.

Me with the installation on February 15th, 2018.