3 months ago I was commissioned by the European Environment Agency to make an illustration for their Marine messages report; State of European seas. This raised my interest in the subject of marine litter so I started to investigate and decided to get a project going that would raise public awareness about plastic marine litter. The idea is to make a series of screen prints, t-shirts and designer toys. The designer toys will be made from plastic litter fished from the sea. In the future I would like to collaborate with other artists, marine biologists and scientists to create projects that will explore the future of our seas. A designer toy is usually treasured by it's owner and is less likely to find it's way back to our sea again.