ALKIMOS students are pitching a plea against plastic with a temporary beach exhibition next week.
The Year 9 students at St James’ Anglican School have been working on creating sculptures to raise awareness of the pollution in oceans.
“Pollution is a major problem in our oceans, as some marine animals mistake it for food or can become entangled in the rubbish,” student Trinity Della Bosca said.
“Plastic is a major contributor and makes up just over 70 per cent of ocean pollution.
“For this reason, we are making the sculptures out of at least 90 per cent of plastic materials including; milk containers, plastic bags, plastic bottles and plastic cutlery.”
Turtles, reefs, dolphins, lion fish, jelly fish and an octopus will be among the 11 sculptures on display at Alkimos Beach from 10.40am to 11.40am on April 5.