Man makes a living by picking up trash from the sea and makes an artwork out of it.


Man makes a living by picking up trash from the sea and makes an artwork out of it. Thousands of trash make it into the ocean everyday despite

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Man makes a living by picking up trash from the sea and makes an artwork out of it.

Thousands of trash make it into the ocean everyday despite the efforts of different environmental organizations around the world. Several countries have already adapted trash recycling centers to help reduce waste and avoid getting them into the ocean. Still, efforts around the world to help clean the ocean, no matter how small, all make a huge difference to save the ecosystem.

Pretty much like Pedro Angco Jr., who is an artist and also an environmentalist. Hailing from Baclayon, Bohol, he recently went viral because of his unique work. He collects trash he finds in the ocean – tossed-out slippers in particular, and turns them into an artwork.

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A netizen named, Kien Alphe Garsuta, caught the eye of Pedro’s colorful artworks and shared his story on social media. According to him, they were surprised to meet Pedro because the raw material he uses for the artworks was made of trash. This paved a way for Pedro’s work to get recognized across the country.

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He even got an award and won second place for 2017 GSIS Art Competition for Sculpture category. He proudly showed his award to Kien and his team.

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In August 2020, he proudly shared his recent art piece called, “Digital Identity”.

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As for his artworks, Pedro personally collects the trash from the ocean. From there alone, he’s doing a great deal of work collecting stray sandals, strings and trash to use as materials for his artwork. After collecting a huge amount of trash, he then proceeds to pulverize them using a knife and a handsaw, cutting each piece of rubber slipper into small bits, and organizing them after. According to him, each artwork takes three to five days and depends on the size of the canvas. He’s displayed his recent creations; a cross, an eagle, and various abstract art pieces. Netizens were so amazed by what he could do with thrown-away slippers and also, his dedication to keep the ocean clean and safe for its inhabitants.

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