These popsicles are made from polluted water

(CNN) They might seem appetizing at first, but you more than likely want to take a bite: these popsicles are made of polluted water.

“The water originates from 100 different polluted water resources in Taiwan, ranging from rivers in order to ports to ditches, ” Hong Yi-chen told CNN.
Along with suspiciously colorful seas (due mostly to industrial dye), the popsicles contain bugs, dust, dead fish, cigarette butts, netting, oil and plastic waste in a variety of forms, such as wrappers, bottle hats and miscellaneous packaging.

Born as a graduation task, ” fully Polluted Water Popsicles inch has captured the attention of the mass media and has been featured in several displays in Taipei, including the Taipei Entire world Trade Center’s Young Designers Exhibition 2017 .

“We had this idea mainly because we believe clean water sources for everyone is a very important thing, ” mentioned Hong.
About 90 percent of the solid waste materials in the popsicles is plastic. Every year, around 8 million metric a lot of plastic waste are dumped directly into oceans and waterways — roughly the same as a truckload every minute, based on the Entire world Economic Forum .
The treats are deliberately made to look appealing, and made to convey the importance of pollution-free water by way of a sense of shock.
For the exhibitions, the particular students recreated the original ice popsicles using resin: “The resin was only used for exhibiting them, because otherwise the popsicles would just melt when installed on the wall. So we found the material that preserved the same seem as the ice, ” explained Hong.
They also created custom packaging for each one, filled with the water source name and a listing of, well, presumed ingredients.

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The task has also been nominated for the 2017 Young Pin number Design award .