Bou-Gharios’ Plastic PPE Pollution project highlights the current issue of the mass utilisation of single-use plastics during the Covid-19 pandemic. Plastic pandemic-related waste has significantly exacerbated the existing worldwide plastic pollution crisis. The aim of this project is to raise awareness of the new adverse effects that plastic PPE is having on wildlife, and ultimately us.
She has used actual plastic PPE to visually showcase these issues, as well as dead animals, such as trout, hake, octopus, and pheasant as materials in her work. These have either been used as subjects within photographs or preserved in a sculpture.