A welder works on the underlying steel structural support of Monterey Bay Aquarium's blue whale art installation made from discarded single-use plastic. Construction of the whale took four-and-a-half months, including 15 weeks to hand-recycle the plastic panels, four weeks to fabricate the steel frame and three weeks to sculpt and screw on the panels.

A welder works on the underlying steel structural support of Monterey Bay Aquarium's blue whale art installation made from discarded single-use plastic. Construction of the whale took four-and-a-half months, including 15 weeks to hand-recycle the plastic panels, four weeks to fabricate the steel frame and three weeks to sculpt and screw on the panels.