This summer Andy Hughes completed image work for Surfers Against Sewage new campaign MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE. For many years he has supported their work. Single use plastic and the various packing innovations developed over many decades is at the forefront of many debates about the environment. Plastic in it many forms continues to be debated and discussed in many form of discourse. Hughes created carefully composed images in order to express one narrative of plastic pollution for an organisation dedicated to public action in order to activate change. Hughes work for such organisations makes a contribution for social good within a complex topic.
See http://messageinabottle.org.uk to view the campaign.
SAS are calling for Deposit Return Systems to be introduced in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Their aim is to educate the public, and via poll and social media actions, to present evidence of public support for this radical system shift to trap plastic in the economy, not the environment. The single-use plastic bottle is fast becoming synonymous with our beaches. These bottles can take more than 450 years to fragment into micro plastics, harming marine life on the way. Together with the cans and other containers, they are trashing our tide lines and littering our line-ups.( SAS Website. 10.9.16)