Loro Parque Foundation and the University of La Laguna join the fight against plastic

Published on November 30, 2019
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BYE BYE PLASTIC is a project by Loro Parque and the University of La Laguna

An artistic representation elaborated with recycled objects has been installed on the campus of the University of La Laguna (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain).

Loro Parque Fundación has presented a sculpture made from recycled objects that shows the serious problem that plastic generates in the environment. The inauguration took place in the Auditorium of the University of La Laguna (ULL).

In this way, Loro Parque Fundación and the Universidad de La Laguna have joined forces in their fight against the use of plastic to lessen the effects of climate change. The two institutions, fully aligned with the Sustainable Development Objectives, have participated in the presentation of the project 'BYE BYE, PLASTIC', an initiative designed to raise awareness among the entire population for the damage caused by non-biodegradable waste in nature.

For her part, the rector of the host center, Rosa Aguilar, pointed out that in 2017 the two convening entities signed a general catalog of measures from which some research projects arose. One of those in the area of industrial engineering to find out how noise pollution affects cetaceans, led by Professor Fernando Rosa, and another in the field of zoology on marine mammals, led by Professor Alberto Brito.
Thus, this artistic representation of the Foundation is part of the numerous actions against single-use plastic carried out in all the facilities of the Loro Parque Company. In this way, thanks to the implementation of this strategy, since the beginning of 2018, more than 30 tons of this harmful material have been eliminated, stressed the president of Loro Parque Fundación.

In this sense, for the manufacture of this consciousness-building piece of art, the creator of the sculpture, Paolo Bonano, has been inspired by the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria artist Néstor Martín-Fernández de la Torre. For this purpose, he has mostly used cans, bottles, and plastic lids. 

Through these actions, it is intended to reinforce the commitment to promote the search for solutions to keep our planet cleaner and to raise awareness on the problem that different species that inhabit the ocean are facing, with particular emphasis on the effects of marine litter.

With all this, Loro Parque Fundación highlights, once again, that the accumulation of plastics in the oceans affects marine biodiversity in a terrible way. 

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