The National Geographic 'Planet or Plastic?' photography exhibition

Date

Saturday 23 November 2019 - Sunday 1 March 2020

Times 

9am - 5pm daily

Location 

Carousel Park at Melbourne Zoo 

Cost 

Included with Zoo entry

Kids under 16 visit free on weekends and school holidays*

A new travelling photography exhibition by National Geographic is coming to Melbourne Zoo this summer

Photo by MANDY BARKER. Discarded fishing line has formed nest-like balls due to the tidal movements of the ocean. Along the way, the balls have collected other debris in their path. Some of the balls also resemble jellyfish or other marine creatures.
Photo by MANDY BARKER. Discarded fishing line has formed nest-like balls due to the tidal movements of the ocean. Along the way, the balls have collected other debris in their path. Some of the balls also resemble jellyfish or other marine creatures.

'Planet or Plastic?' is a pop-up, outdoor photography exhibition taking over Melbourne Zoo’s historic Carousel Park for a limited-time only this summer.

Plastic has become so commonplace that it’s easy to ignore our dependence on it. This new National Geographic exhibition hopes to change that by showcasing the global plastic waste crisis and highlighting innovators working to solve this urgent issue.

The exhibition features some of the world’s best photographers and endeavours to raise awareness about the crisis to reduce the amount of single-use plastic reaching our oceans.

Photo by RANDY OLSON. One of the major hurdles to recycling is properly cleaning and sorting the containers that flow into the waste stream. In Dhaka, Bangladesh, women sort through a mountain of discarded plastic bottles gathered by waste pickers, which will be melted down and remade into new plastic products. Places like this provide employment and help remove discarded plastic from places where it can flow into the sea.
Photo by RANDY OLSON. One of the major hurdles to recycling is properly cleaning and sorting the containers that flow into the waste stream. In Dhaka, Bangladesh, women sort through a mountain of discarded plastic bottles gathered by waste pickers, which will be melted down and remade into new plastic products. Places like this provide employment and help remove discarded plastic from places where it can flow into the sea.

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*Children under 16 visit free on weekends, Victorian Government school holidays and Victorian public holidays.