Plastikophobia, art from single-use plastic pollution


Plastikophobia is an immersive art installation made from 18,000 plastic cups collected from local food centers across Singapore to raise awareness for single-use plastic pollution. Artists Von Wong and Joshua Goh teamed up with Social impact strategist Laura Francois and almost a hundred volunteers over the course of ten days to bring this project to life.


Just because something is put into a recycling bin, does not mean that it is getting recycled. Be aware: 91% of plastic is not recycled. The best solution, when possible, is to become plastikophobic - or simply to avoid using plastics when possible. 

Artist Von Wong was invited by the High Comission of Canada to host an exhibition at the Sustainable Singapore Gallery (SSG).
While chatting with his friend Laura Francois, they came up with the idea of creating a brand new installation. As part of their sustainability initiatives, CDL graciously offered to step in as a sponsor. The National Environment Agency (NEA) of Singapore heard about their efforts and stepped in to help coordinate and facilitate the collection of single-use plastics across the country.

With all this support with them, they created an immersive space to spread the feeling of Plastikophobia. It may be the same feeling fishes and birds are experiencing right now. 

#Plastikophobia is open until next 18th April at Sustainable Singapore Gallery, in Singapore.