El Museo de la Basura, the single-day exhibition we organized back in May 2015, was a great success. Thanks to the enthusiastic participation of the community in Punta Allen we were able to conduct a beach clean, provide tours of the Museum of Garbage, and engage with the local children in environmental art and action workshops.

I look forward to the evolution of this project and the continuation of these community events. The possibilities for growth are endless, from establishing deeper connections within the Sian Ka'an community, to linking scientific research with artistic expression, to bringing awareness to the global threat of plastic pollution, and finally, to inspiring civic engagement and individuals to take responsibility for their actions. Through this creation of dialogue across cultures and across disciplines, the Washed Up Project will continue to bring much needed attention to this global environmental crisis.