Water everywhere in the world is as polluted as our sewers and that’s not a secret. It actually is a truth that no one in public life likes to talk about and the only ones that get really afflicted are those who live near these polluted water sources. The Polluted Water Popsicles project was created by three design students in order to raise awareness to the increase of pollution in our water due to urbanisation and rapid economic growth. The popsicles look extremely pretty, like something you could eat on a fancy, vegan restaurant, but they are nothing more than dirt and diseases.
Country of origin
The water used was taken by 100 different sources in Taiwan and was later turned into frozen popsicles.
Students Hung I-chen, Guo Yi-hui, and Cheng Yu-ti from the National Taiwan University of Arts added polyester resin to the mixture and created these transparent popsicles.
The students even made wrappers for each popsicle, representative of each area or water that the popsicle was made of.
Trash in the water
The water from every source was extremely polluted and about 90% of the dirt was plastic.
The popsicles even contain plastic cups
How crazy is that?
All kinds of colors
As you can see, the water of every popsicle is far from being white and as artistic as they may look, they are carrying various diseases.
Food for thought
Literally, though… You’d better not be eating those.
The imaginative wrappers
The truth is that when a problem is not near us, we tend to ignore it and keep making it worse, since we can’t see the repercussions of our actions. What if we stopped being so selfish and started caring about problems that will be ours too in the future?