Von Wong Art Installation in Saigon

Von Wong Art Installation in Saigon

Zero Waste Saigon is teaming up with Von Wong and Starbucks to raise awareness about single-use plastic pollution in a big way!

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 1st step will be to create something so unique that it cannot be ignored.

The 2nd 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.

Zero Waste Saigon is teaming up with Von Wong and Starbucks to raise awareness in a big way!

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 1st step will be to create something so unique that it cannot be ignored.

The 2nd 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.

The Concept

The installation will be showcased next to a Starbucks in a city center with high foot traffic. The concept is of the ocean parted to allow people to walk through and see that it is filled with plastic. The design is still evolving.

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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!

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

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How to help

Thu gom ống hút

we are organizing several clean ups which you can participate in. You can check the event dates on our Facebook. Also, you can encourage your favorite café to give you their used straws, or if you work at a café/restaurant that still uses plastic straws you can keep them and send them to us.

Vệ sinh ống hút

Cleaning straws takes us a lot of time. If you want to volunteer to clean a bag of straws or if you have any idea how to make this task easier, please reach out to us.

Phân loại ống hút

If you’re a teacher and want to make a little activity with your kids to sort straws, you can sort a bag of straws by color, you can also come and use your free time to sort some straws !

Dựng phối cảnh

We need your contacts/knowledge to build the structure. It will be mostly made of metal, please reach out to us if you know some good workers who can build this (we have funds for this part of the project).

Thông tin về dự án

if you love taking photos or videos, and want to volunteer to cover that project, please send us you’re portfolio and we’ll select a few of you who will work closely with us and Von Wong on this project.

Truyền thông về sự kiện

we will need help organising a press conference. We also want people covering the subject in their medias, if you’re a blogger, a journalist, an Instagrammer, any type of influencer and you care deeply about the plastic problem, please reach out to us.