One of the most serious threats to our oceans is plastics pollution. Plastic constitutes approximately 90% of all trash floating on the ocean’s surface, with 46,000 pieces of plastic per square mile. Unlike other types of trash, plastic does not biodegrade, instead, it photo-degrades with sunlight, breaking down into smaller and smaller pieces, but they never really disappear. Therefore it is important to make people aware of the problems plastic particles cause to the world oceans.
We want to spread the message to take care of the sea to the world by combining the fun of a game with a serious topic we all should think about. We do not want to criticize all the people out there, we rather want to evolve an environmental awareness in their heads. To achieve this, we decided to make an installation, which can also being used as advertisement product. The installation consists of a water tank on which fish and plastic trash are projected. Basically, the tank is split in three different areas: A trash bin, the ocean as it currently exists and a clean ocean. The user is supposed to separate fish from the polluted and with plastic particles contaminated water. To save the life of a fish the user grabs it with his hands or a provided scoop and moves it to another non-polluted part of the water tank.