Plastic Garbage Project

Traveling Exhibition,
available Worldwide.




The exhibition including scenography, all exhibits and all media are shipped in one 40-foot container to the venue. The exhibition can easily be adapted to local circumstances. Furthermore the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich provides templates for all texts and information graphics which are shown in the exhibition as printable files. In addition to that, the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich provides consultation on the set-up and planning of the exhibition according to the specifics of the venue, and assists in developing an educational program if necessary.

Exhibits: Plastic flotsam from various parts of the world, information graphics, drawings, photographs, films, animations, projections, picture, loops on a screen, interactive installation, Objects made from plastic and alternative materials.

The exhibitor provides a suitable exhibition space,  is responsible for the unloading and the packing of the container and has to build up and dismantle the exhibition. The shipping container has to be stored by the exhibitor or displayed on site. The exhibitor may replace some of the exhibits with local products and secures the operation of the exhibition, is responsible for the safety and insurance on site and meets the conservational requirements. The exhibitor must provide the technical infrastructure (light, projectors, screens etc.) and translate all texts and information graphics displayed in the exhibition. The exhibitor is responsible for communication and marketing and is committed to offer a comprehensive education program, which consists of multiple formats (e.g. guided tours, workshops, clean-up days, discussion groups, etc.) for different target groups. The exhibitor is - in addition to the education program - dedicated to form cooperation with local initiatives dealing with the subject of Marine Debris in order to create a sustainable impact on the community and allow visitors to engage themselves with the topic beyond the exhibition`s run-time.




Curators: Christian Brändle, Angeli Sachs; International Tour: Roman Aebersold; Research associates: Anna Emmerling; Françoise Krattinger, Kathrin Linder; Communication and Website: Bernadette Mock, Simone Rohner; Construction: Jürg Abegg, Nils Howald; Curator education: Franziska Mühlbacher; Exhibition design: Alain Rappaport, Morwenna Calow; Information graphics: Oliver Lüde; Photographs plastic objects: Umberto Romito, Ivan Suta; Translation and proof reading: Jonathan Fox, Marielle Larré, Apostroph Group


We thank our lenders


ARTE France, Issy les Moulineaux, FR; Bureo, Ventura, US and Santiago, CL; Chris Jordan, Seattle, US; Christophe Guye Galerie, Zürich, CH; Claire Fackler, Silver Spring, US; DDB, Los Angeles, US; Der Grüne Punkt – Duales System Deutschland, Köln, DE; Desso, Waalwijk, NL; Discover Access, Silver Spring, US; Ecoalf, Madrid, ES; ECONYL, Arco, IT; Ecosoulife, Chadstone, AU; Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Cowes, UK; Forest & Kim Starr, Makawao, US; FREITAG, Zürich, CH; GRID-Arendal, Arendal, NO; Guppy Friend, Berlin, DE; Heal the Bay, Santa Monica, US; Healthy Seas - a Journey from Waste to Wear; Hideshige Takada, Tokio, JP; Hydrophil, Hamburg, DE; International Pacific Research Center, Manoa, US; Jacob Magraw, Pasadena, US; Jennifer L. Lavers, Newnham, AU; Khamir, Bhuj, IN; Lindsey Hoshaw, Cambridge, US; Marine Photobank, Silver Spring, US; Merged Vertices, London, UK; Modulyss, Zele, BE; NASA, Washington, US; Net-Works, Lake Ossa, CM and Danajon Bank, PH; NOAA, Silver Spring, US; Onkel & Onkel Verlag, Berlin, DE; PET-Recycling Schweiz, Zürich, CH; Plastic Adrift, London, UK and Sydney, AU; Poly Recycling, Weinfelden, CH; Project Aware, Rancho Santa Margarita, US; Reflective Films, Bristol, UK; Ren Kyst and Bo Eide, Tromsø, NO; Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, US; Richard Lang and Judith Selby Lang, San Francisco, US; Scientific Visualization, Zurich University of the Arts, CH; Seas at Risk, Brussels, BE; Sigg Switzerland, Frauenfeld, CH; Soulbottles, Berlin, DE; Summerlove Swimwear, Santa Barbara, US; Surfrider Foundation Europe, Biarritz, FR; The Independent, London, UK; TotsBots, Glasgow, UK; Vallemonte, Boezberg, CH; WASARA, Tokio, JP; Woodlike Ocean, Hamburg, DE


We thank for support


Algalita Marine Research Foundation, Long Beach, US; Aqua Marine Diving, Bali, ID; Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, CH; Expédition MED, FR; Healthy Seas - a Journey from Waste to Wear; Kaho’olawe Island Reserve Commission, Hawaii; US; NABU – Naturschutzbund Deutschland e.V., Berlin, DE; Naturschutzgemeinschaft Sylt e.V., DE; NOAA, Silver Spring, US; Ocean Conservancy, Washington, US; Ocean Plastics Lab, Berlin, DE; Oceaneye, Lausanne, CH; Surf Club Sylt, DE; T-Link, Dübendorf, CH; The 5 Gyres Institute, Santa Monica, US; The Royal Society, London, GB; UN Environment, Nairobi, KE




Museum für Gestaltung Zürich
Zurich University of the Arts
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