Art Installation - 100,000 plastic straws

Art Installation

100,000

plastic straws

Single use plastics in Vietnam has become an invisible problem spreading each day.

Out of 195 countries Vietnam ranks 5th largest polluter in the world. We try to change that.

Our first step will be to create something so unique that it cannot be ignored.

The second will be to showcase it in a public space.

This is the sort of artwork that will touch peoples emotions, help generate conversation and be the spark that we need to push Vietnam into a prosperous green economy. Through a combination of public awareness and media support, we can take this idea global.

Single use plastics in Vietnam has become so common a problem that it has almost become invisible.

We believe that it is possible to change that. Our first step will be to create something so unique that it cannot be ignored.

The second will be to showcase it in a public space.

This is the sort of artwork that will touch peoples emotions, help generate conversation and be the spark that we need for radical change. Through a combination of public awareness and media support, we can take this idea global.

Von Wong

Our secret weapon for this project is an international artist by the name of Von Wong, who has made quite a name for himself designing many viral projects around waste. He has the uncanny ability to transform these ugly objects into beautiful symbols that lead to action. We are already in contact with him and he has expressed interest in collaborating with us!

We need sponsors to help us:

  • Gather 100,000 straws
  • Transporting the straws to a single destination
  • Materials to build the installation
  • Flights for Von Wong and his team
  • Support for hosting
  • Local assistants and logistics
  • Resources to put together a Press conference for the grand opening
  • Video Editing + Marketing

We need sponsors to help us:

  • Gather 100,000 straws
  • Transporting the straws to a single destination
  • Materials to build the installation
  • Flights for Von Wong and his team
  • Support for hosting
  • Local assistants and logistics
  • Resources to put together a Press conference for the grand opening
  • Video Editing + Marketing

Von Wong's work with Dell

Von Wong partnered with Dell to bring awareness to the e-waste problem and to highlight Dell’s recycling program.

Von Wong's work with Dell

Von Wong partnered with Dell to bring awareness to the e-waste problem and to highlight Dell’s recycling program.

A personal note from Von Wong:

“I’m a little blown away that a facebook message from just two weeks ago has so quickly transformed into a full-blown fundraising campaign. The hardest thing with these projects, is always to find that one local person that believes in the mission and is willing to go to the ends of the earth to see it happen… and from what I’ve seen so far, I think the folks at Zero Waste Saigon are definitely it.

Alone, I’m really just a guy with an idea - but when people rally around that idea, we can rally the world around it and change the world.”

Benjamin Von Wong

Artist