SENSITIZING: Hourglass filled with ocean microplastics.

17. March 2020 | Plastics, Waste, Social | via


Brodie Neill has designed The Capsule, a contemporary hourglass containing ocean microplastic (Credit:

According to an article on, the Capsule hourglass, which is filled with microplastic collected by Neill from beaches in Tasmania where he grew up, is an open-edition piece.

"The hourglass seeks to draw attention to the scale of the problem of plastic pollution," Neill told Dezeen. "I work with a global network of NGOs, environmental agencies and beach combers who work diligently to clean up our beaches. Each individual hourglass will hold plastic collected from these partnering sites."