Art installation presented by CAP UCLA highlights the cost of plastic pollution

June 24, 2021

As society’s dependence on plastics continues, global production is expected to triple to 1,124 million tons by 2050, according to the World Economic Forum. Robin Frohardt, a New York artist, is highlighting the cost of plastic consumption in a new art installation titled, The Plastic Bag Store. Presented by the UCLA Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA), the installation resembles a normal grocery store, except everything is made of thrown-away plastic collected from the streets or landfills.

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The Plastic Bag Store is supplemented by an immersive experience. The store transforms into a space where film and performance are used to tell the story of how plastic waste leaves a tragic legacy for future generations. The installation and film will be on display from June 30 to July 11 and is located in downtown Los Angeles. Tickets for both are available at

Learn more about the installation at UCLA Newsroom.