This beautiful reindeer sculpture was crocheted from thousands of plastic bags. Australian designer Angela van Boxtel took a waste material that causes major damage to the environment and wildlife and turned it into something truly beautiful to raise awareness about reuse and recycling.
For better or worse, the Christmas season involves a whole lot of shopping, and for most people, that means accumulating dozens upon dozens of these single-use, petroleum-based bags. Sadly, these non-biodegradable bags cause the death of untold numbers of animals each year.
Van Boxtel’s sculpture represents a Christmas wish for no more plastic bags. The artist built a wire frame, fused gray shopping bags together to create the body and wrapped it in a beautiful lace-inspired casing of crocheted white plastic bags.
The sculpture stands in a shopping area in Australia to remind shoppers to keep the environment in mind and choose reusable bags instead of plastic.