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Bengaluru to get India’s first Museum of Plastic Waste

Representational image. A dark Spiderman made of plastic bottles installed in Mumbai

With proliferation of plastic becoming a major issue, innovative ideas are being devised to use them productively. One such initiative was launched in Bengaluru, Karnataka, in which fellowship programmes will be offered to those who make sculptures with used plastics with the view to sensitise people about them.

Kriti Fellowship through which young sculptors will be promoted and mentored will create these works and they will be displayed in India’s first-of-its-kind Museum of Plastic Waste to be located at Nandi Hills, a popular weekend destination near Bengaluru. The Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai and NITI Aayog Vice Chairman, Dr. Rajiv Kumar, launched this fellowship recently.

Entries from young artists will be invited and from these 25 best entries will be selected by an eminent jury who will be mentored over several weeks to create sculptures made purely from used plastic or plastic waste.

Talking about the Fellowship, Apresh Mishra, Founder, The Hyphen which is part of the consortium along with WeCare and Discovery Village who have launched this initiative said: “Our aim is to use art to sensitise people against the ill-effects of plastic waste and encourage others to take up similar initiatives to promote recycling of waste and protect our environment in every possible manner.”

The museum will be hosted by Discovery Village.