Published: July 12, 2016

Turning Plastic Ocean Pollution Into Sea-saving Art: A Traveling Exhibit

At the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, a massive exhibit made entirely of plastic pollution fished from the Pacific is on display. Called “Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea,” it features 17 sculptures, from jellyfish to shark. The lesson? The ocean’s deadliest predator is trash. NewsHour’s Julia Griffin pays the plastic sea creatures a visit.

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Published: July 25, 2016

Washed Ashore sculpture “Turtle Ocean” on exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

“Turtle Ocean”, a 12 foot coral reef featuring an endangered hawksbill turtle swimming over a colorful coral reef is featured in the museum’s Sant Ocean Hall. Watch Angela Haseltine Pozzi create the art piece in her studio.

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Published: May 28, 2016

Washed Ashore: New Exhibit at National Zoo in Washington DC Showcases Ocean Pollution

The sculptures are bright and beautiful but they serve a purpose: Informing the public about the millions of pounds of trash that wind up in our oceans. News4’s Wendy Rieger takes a look at the “Washed Ashore” exhibit on display at the National Zoo.

By Wendy Rieger

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Published: August 13, 2015

The Making of a Marlin

Costa Sunglasses sponsored the building of this leaping Blue Marlin made of washed up beach trash as part of their “Kick Plastic” Campaign. Watch how the Marlin was made by Angela Pozzi and her staff and hundreds of volunteers.


Published: April 11, 2013

KOBI – Washed Ashore Part 1

A brief video history of Washed Ashore – what we do and why we do it.


Published: April 11, 2013

KOBI – Washed Ashore Part 2

See details of how we make our artwork and listen to some music made with our interactive sculptures – “Buoy Beat ‘n Bop.” Watch our volunteers in action.



Published: October 17, 2013

Oregon Art Beat

The Washed Ashore Project was featured on OPB’s Oregon Art Beat. Tons of plastic has been pulled out of Oregon’s Pacific coastline and turned into large scale-sculptures. These unique pieces speak to the issues our oceans face.

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Published: May 11, 2012

KPBS – Washed Ashore Project

KPBS arts reporter Beth Accomando takes a tour of the Washed Ashore Exhibit at the Living Coast Discovery Center with artist Angela Haseltine Pozzi.