January 2008 press release
KILLED BY PLASTIC
In an extra ordinary art performance artist and enviromentalist Mark McGowan is to attempt to pull an incredible 5 metre high fishing net filled to overflowing with plastic waste for 10 kilometres. The project is to take place in Brazil at Farol da Barra (lighthouse beach), in Salvador, Brazil on the 31st January 2008 and starts at 2.30pm, 2 hours before the official start of the carnival.
And to make it even more difficult McGowan will be coming out of the water pulling the net of plastic waste.
The event is to raise awareness of the catasphropic amounts of plastic waste in the oceans seas and rivers of the world and the affects it is having on sea life with 100,000 of marine mammals being killed every year.
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McGowan has previously pulled a red london routemaster bus using just his big toe, pushed a monkey nut along the road with his nose for 7 miles and crawled 55 miles on his hands and knees from london to Canterbury looking for love.