Have you ever come across the thought of changing the waste into artwork? That is exactly what Manveer Singh anticipated and made his life through his artwork. Meet the artist popularly known as Plasticvalla, who started utilising plastic waste in artwork in 2018.

Haridwar’s artists have diverted 250kgs pieces of plastic in the last three years. That plastic would have been dumped into the landfills. While creating panorama work, Plasticvalla saw the adverse transformation of pure panorama into a plastic cape and from here he got an idea of creating artwork ‘on’ natures instead of artwork ‘for’ nature. 

Plasticvalla has sold three of its artworks in abroad countries – one in Germany and two in Abu Dhabi. Plasticvalla felt bound to cut back on the consumption of “hard-to-recycle” plastic, which is present in dump yards. Plasticvalla stated he wishes to make sure that they dump no single piece of plastic on landfills without being isolated from the supply. To turn this dream into reality, he is using the plastic trash more in his artwork as much as he can, so that plastic waste dumped in the landfills can get lesser. Plasticvalla is currently working on his 12th piece of artwork with plastics. 

Plasticvalla uses MLP or plastic with RIC quantity 7 to make his artworks. Multi-Layered Packaging (MLP), also known as Multi-Layered Plastic, is a material that is used for packaging and does not have less than one layer of plastic as its main ingredient along with several layers of supplies equivalent to paper, paperboard, polymeric supplies, metallised layers of aluminium foil, both within the type of laminate or co-extruded construction. 
Making artwork from the use of plastic for those who have been taught to work with oil and acrylic on canvas. Since our academics, we are being taught to make artwork using oil, acrylic and many other things but not plastic. It took lots of trials and errors to make this plastic artwork, said Plasticvalla, 28. The fundamental problem he faced was gathering plastic waste. 

Plasticvalla shares: Worldwide collectors are open to plastic-based artwork, but in India, it is difficult for people to be worth an artwork made up of plastic waste, regardless of its beauty.   


Singhal Bhoomi Pawan

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