Ooshies: the natural habitat for these plastic Lion King figures is landfill – in pictures

The Australian designers and environmental activists Alex Wadelton and Tom Whitty have recreated scenes from The Lion King using Woolworths plastic ooshies figures set in landfill plastic trash settings. Their Future Landfill project is a protest against the major Australian supermarket chains Coles and Woolworths, which they say are ‘running reckless promotions that encourage the mass production of tiny plastic toys with a short-term mindset’. ⁣

Woolworths shoppers are being given Lion King plastic figures if they spend over $20 in store. Environmentalists worry the majority of these plastic toys will spend most of their time on this planet buried in the earth.

Woolworths says its Lion King ooshies can be recycled in store, but in the fine print the recycling scheme lasts for about two months after the promotion ends. Coles, however, only gives an option to recycle the packaging of its Little Shop plastic figures.

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Source: theguardian
Ooshies: the natural habitat for these plastic Lion King figures is landfill – in pictures