JULY 9, 2021

The plastic artist Xico Gaivota joined the movement “The Future of the Planet is not Recyclable” and created the sculpture of a dolphin, from marine litter, as it is one of the most iconic marine species, thus attracting the attention of more Portuguese people to the recycling. The exhibition of this work will take place free of charge, at the Almada Forum, from July 10th to August 5th, during the opening hours of the shopping centre, in an initiative promoted by Amarsul and the Municipality of Almada.


After this date, the play will continue touring in various spaces across the country.


With approximately 2.5 m in height and around 150 kg, this work was developed exclusively with unhandled waste fragments and without the use of any glue or paint during its production. All the materials that the artist uses in his pieces are collected by himself from non-concessioned beaches on the Portuguese coast.


Xico Gaivota is usually recognized for his interventions to raise awareness and global awareness of the waste in the sea. For several years he has been traveling for miles along national beaches, from north to south, collecting plastics and other materials that become the raw material for his original creations, where the theme of marine animals is constant.


The work developed is thus part of the campaign “The Future of the Planet is not Recyclable”, which shows what happens to waste after it is separated in recycling bins and aims to raise awareness among the Portuguese, leading them to adopt appropriate environmental behaviors, in the sense to protect the planet. The process is simple: reduce, reuse and recycle.


During the exhibition period at Almada Forum, Amarsul joined Recycle BinGo, an app that will have a special Eco Beaches promotion, for all who download the app available on the App Store and Google Play and check-in with the Dolphin. Users have the possibility to win 1 badge + 6 Ecomoedas (double what is normally given) and can still qualify for a special prize.


For more information about the friendliest game on the planet, visit: www.recyclebingo.pt


To see the making of the creation of the piece, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3A8_FoebR_A


More information about the artist at www.xicogaivota.com


More information about the campaign at www.egf.pt/o-futuro-do-planeta-nao-e-reciclavel/