These popsicles are made by three design students for the Polluted Water Popsicles project, which aims to raise awareness about rising water pollution due to rapid economic growth and urbanization.
These popsicles are made of polluted water. Three Taiwanese art students froze samples of their city’s water in order to call attention to their nation’s pollution problem. The students are from the National Taiwan University of the Arts. The water comes from 100 different polluted water sources in Taiwan, ranging from rivers to ports to ditches. Along with suspiciously colorful waters (due mostly to industrial dye), the popsicles contain bugs, dirt, dead fish, cigarette butts, nets, oil and plastic waste in various forms, such as wrappers, bottle caps and miscellaneous packaging.