One Plastic Beach

Tess Thackara, Eric Slatkin

Richard Lang and Judith Selby Lang have been collecting plastic debris off one beach in Northern California for over 10 years. Each piece of plastic Richard and Judith pick up comes back to their house, where it gets cleaned, categorized, and stored before being used for their art. The couple make sculptures, prints, jewelry, and installations with the plastic they find washed up, raising a deeper concern for the problem of plastic pollution in our seas.