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How do we escape the wave of plastic debris that’s slowly engulfing us from all directions?

We are all contributing to this mountain of waste, but there are ways to reduce the impact.



Embarking on a journey with hard-to-recycle plastic, Delhi based Manveer aka ‘Plasticvalla’, aims to transform environmental concerns into art. His work is deeply inspired by individuals like Rabindranath Sahu of Odisha (western India), who dedicates his life to cleaning Rushikulya Beach for the nesting of the endangered Olive Ridley Turtles. This dedication underpins his artistic narrative, emphasizing the urgent need for environmental stewardship.
His work over the last few years led to his participation in the AFD-Metis Artist Exchange program in Lomé, Togo, in August 2023, that was a platform for community engagement and environmental activism. Through workshops, he introduced the concept of Habit-Changer-Boxes, promoting sustainable waste management practices among the local communities. This project also highlighted the plight of Africa's migrating Zebras, a reminder of the habitat loss faced by wildlife globally due to deforestation and urban development.
'Unity,' a public installation at DLF Promenade (in collaboration with Desee Art) for Earth Day 2023, embodies his commitment to sustainability. This giant turtle, crafted from MLP wrappers and plywood, symbolizes the collective effort required to mitigate plastic pollution. In Bir, Himachal Pradesh, his installation of the Himalayan Griffon vulture addresses the critical issue of species endangerment due to climate change. Through such installations, working with the community to gather the waste, he strives to inspire change, encouraging people to adopt eco-conscious practices and foster a deeper connection with our planet. The ‘Habit Changer Boxes’ are daily reminders of our consumption!
Manveer’s work has been recognized and featured by various media outlets, thanks to efforts of Team Desee Art, amplifying the message of environmental conservation and sustainable living.
1.Workshop in Lomé, Togo
1.Workshop in Lomé, Togo


2. Eco warrior,2023 ,Bir Billing
2. Eco warrior,2023 ,Bir Billing



3. Hanifa valley, Riyadh 2022
3. Hanifa valley, Riyadh 2022



4. Art for nature
4. Art for nature


5.Artworks at Himalaya to desert
5.Artworks at Himalaya to desert



6. Art exhibition organized by Desee Art
6. Art exhibition organized by Desee Art



7. HCB and workshop
7. HCB and workshop



8. In search of food
8. In search of food


9. Jim Corbett
9. Jim Corbett

@plasticvalla @manveergautam @desee.art
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  • Sarah Chabane

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    Such a fantastic and inspiring work! Thank you for sharing, look forward to reading more articles from you 👏

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    • Munene Mugambi

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      We are all susceptible to plastic pollution and harm. For example, er have all engulfed micro plastics and possibly continue to through different foods and or water. Any and all recycling, reusing and or reduction plans based on plastics have my full support and should count on yours as well.

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      • Chris Ndungu

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        I accede with them but still they should ensure that even if they are recycling plastic, those plastics been recycled are not polluting the environment.

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