Fishing Buoy curtain

These fishing buoys, found on the beaches of the island of Koh Seh, were cleaned and tied together to create a wall. The ropes we used to tie them together were also found on the beach. 100 % upcycling!

How could these colorful, durable objects ever be considered as trash?! The barnacles on some of the buoys show the long aquatic journey they have been on… 473 fishing buoys were used for this beautiful airy wall. More from Make Art Not Waste

Make Art Not Waste, Cambodia


Make art not waste came about in 2017 when Nina Clayton, an Environmental Science graduate and Dive Master studying marine conservation, became aware of the devastating amount of plastic waste in the ocean after witnessing it washing ashore daily on the remote island of Koh Seh in Cambodia.

Nina and other Marine Conservation Cambodia volunteers make artworks, mosaics, sculptures and installations from the beach finds. An outreach programme was created to spread awareness among schools and universities in Cambodia.

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