A Marine Mascot for the Red Sea, Israel:Stopping the Flow of Single-use Plastic from Israel into the Red Sea
The project “Red Sea Plastic Free: An exhibit to end plastic pollution” is supported by the National Geographic Society, the U.S. Embassy in Israel, and the Municipality of Eilat. This project aims to steer Eilat residents and tourists away from single-use plastics and to dispose of what they use in a more environmental way. This will involve an arts-oriented and science-based educational and media campaign, while also working with businesses, festivals, and city officials to reduce the availability of single-use plastic in Eilat, and to encourage the adoption of reusables. At the center of the campaign is a life-size marine animal, an Eilat mascot for the Red Sea, chosen by the public from among a team of marine animal puppets.