Humans create massive mountains of waste that often end up adversely affecting wildlife populations in one way or another, and much of the waste we create doesn't biodegrade fast enough for us to catch up.
This leaves generation after generation picking up after their ancestors, and despite the time and energy we spend trying to find a solution waste is so piled up we may never get rid of it all.
So how can we save wildlife and ourselves from being buried under a mountain of trash?
Portuguese street artist Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro, aka Bordalo II, repurposes found trash by turning it into amazing sculptural artwork, using the trash texture under layers of paint to give his pieces that 3D pop.
Bordalo II on his series Big Trash Animals:
Trash Animals is a series of artworks that aims to draw attention to a current problem that is likely to be forgotten, become trivial or a necessary evil. The problem involves waste production, materials that are not reused, pollution and its effect on the planet.
Damaged bumpers, burnt garbage cans, tires and appliances are just some of the objects that can be identified when you go into detail. They are camouflaging the result of our habits with little ecological and social awareness.
-Via Laughing Squid