Founded by Shannon Lee Gilmour, the Orikaso Memorial Project is an ongoing collaborative art project to collect over one million orikaso (origami made from non-recyclable plastic) as a memorial for the 1,000,000 sea birds and 100,000 marine animals estimated to die each year from plastic ingestion.
The goal of the Orikaso Memorial Project is to bring people together to co-create transformative solutions to plastic pollution. Together, we are reusing plastic as a creative catalyst for positive social change:
saving over four tons of non-recyclable plastic from the landfill and environment.
increasing awareness about the problem of plastic pollution.
engaging an ever-larger community in positive action.