I've been to more than 40 countries and seen breathtaking landscapes and the fascinating beauty of nature. But in the most inspiring places on the planet and on I come across plastic bottles and bags.
After moving to Cyprus I keep on collecting garbage from streets and beaches and reusing it for my artworks. But these efforts of mine and my fellow eco-activists are not enough, the volume of trashed plastic is overwhelming.
Over the past 70 years, mankind has produced 8.3 billion tons of plastic.
Half was produced in the last 15 years. Only 9% were recycled, about 12% were burned, 79% were sent to landfills.
If this goes on, we'll be living in cities of garbage on a plastic planet.