Angela Pozzi, an artist and the founder of Washed Ashore, constructs artistic sculptures in the form of sea creatures using plastics collected from Oregon beaches to raise awareness about marine pollution. Her works have been displayed at several zoos, aquariums, and botanical gardens throughout the United States, including the Smithsonian National Zoo exhibition. Her sculptures were shown at the State Department during the Our Oceans Conference in 2016, to influence policy makers on core decisions about protecting the world’s oceans. Starting in 2017, Washed Ashore offers international training workshops for people who want to use art to raise awareness of ocean litter. Photo credit: Nachama Soloveichik