If you go down to Çalış beach today you’ll find a new arrival, Hungry Henry (Açık Arif).
Hungry Henry is now situated at the main entrance to Çalış beach, ready to gobble your plastic.
Meet Hungry Henry
Built by Kate and Şeref Topcu with design and technical help from Lee Leverington (you may remember Kate and Şeref ‘s project from last year, a boat built out of recycled plastic bottles), Hungry Henry is the only species of fish who is able to eat plastic …and that’s what he plans to spend the summer doing!
Inspired by “Yoshi the Fish”, the creative sculpture on Malpe Beach, Mangaluru, Hungry Henry is located by the sunset viewing platform on the beach at Çalış where he will eat up all of your plastic bottles when you’ve finished with them.
He’s a visual reminder of the damage done by plastic materials to marine life. Just pop your empty bottles in his mouth and he’ll do the rest.
He will be emptied regularly along with the other bins in the area.
Beach Clean UP
After Hungry Henry was ceremoniously placed in his new home, there was a beach clean up along the stretch of beach nearby..
These beach clean ups are organised every week by Leyla Temiz of The Aware Co.
A message from Leyla
“Huge admiration to Kate & Şeref for coordinating this project and a massive thank you to everyone who came to the beach today, our biggest mix of nationalities, ages and gender so far! We’re getting stronger! I’ve handed over the sacks & gloves to Kate for next week’s Clean Up which will be at Koca Çalış once again, more details in the next couple of days.”