Environmentalists in Indonesia are eager to spread awareness about the world’s escalating marine crisis to get people to reconsider their behaviors and say no to single-use bags and bottles. The outdoor exhibition in Gresik, East Java took three months to put together and is made out of over 10,000 plastic trash objects collected from dirty rivers and beaches, ranging from bottles and bags to sachets and straws. The focal point is the statue of “Dewi Sri,” a goddess of prosperity who is highly revered by the Javanese. Her lengthy skirt is constructed from sachets of single-use household products. “These plastics are very difficult to recycle… Starting today, we should stop consuming single-use plastic because it will pollute our ocean, which is also our source of food,” said the museum’s founder Prigi Arisandi. Since the show debuted early last month, it has attracted over 400 visitors.

The plastics problem is especially significant in Indonesia, an archipelago nation that ranks second only to China in terms of the amount of plastic in the seas. Along with the Philippines and Vietnam, the four nations are responsible for more than half of all ocean plastics, and Indonesian efforts to control plastic packaging use have yielded mixed results. Visitors pose against a backdrop of thousands of suspended water bottles in the museum, which has become a popular location for selfies widely shared on social media. “I will have to buy reusable things such as drinking bottles instead of buying plastic bottles,” said student Ayu Chandra Wulan. “By looking at how much waste there is here, I feel sad.”