Calder Kamin

  Today’s featured artist is the talented Calder Kamin from Austin, Texas.  Calder Kamin photo from Kamin is an artist, educator and advocate who transforms trash into “beautifully crafted creatures and opportunities to inspire others to be creative and courageous about the future”.   She is motivated to eliminate waste by reimagining it as art.… Continue reading Calder Kamin


BORDALO II  This week’s featured trash artist is an exciting one! Presenting… the one and only BORDALO II from Lisbon, Portugal. Artur Bordalo by Martha Cooper Artur Bordalo has reused over 62 tons of waste materials in his work since 2012.  Chimp Smile – photo by Heron Arts “The excessive production and consumption of stuff,… Continue reading BORDALO II

Washed Ashore

Washed Ashore  Art to Save the Sea Our first ever weekly featured art is from Washed Ashore – Art to save the Sea.  Octavia the Octopus from Based in Oregon, USA, Washed Ashore “builds and exhibits aesthetically powerful art to educate a global audience about plastic pollution in the ocean and waterways and spark positive… Continue reading Washed Ashore

Marine Conservation Cambodia

“The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil,  but by those who watch them without doing anything.”  Albert Einstein Make art, Not Waste was born under the guidance, support and encouragement of Marine Conservation Cambodia (MCC), notably MCC’s founder Paul Ferber.  MCC is a non-profit marine conservation organisation based in Koh Ach… Continue reading Marine Conservation Cambodia


Welcome to Make Art, Not Waste.   Make art, not waste is an anti-waste slogan for our times.  The “Make art” part of the slogan refers to the practice of recycling beach plastic into artworks. The goal is to communicate how much of a widespread problem ocean plastics is, whilst engaging communities and creating behaviour change. … Continue reading About