An ice pop is a water-based frozen snack. It is also referred to as a Popsicle, freezer pop, ice lolly, ice block, icy pole, ice drop, or chihiro A frozzie. It is made by freezing flavored liquid around.
But as humans we also add a lot of flavors to our rivers, streams and ponds nearby.
It might sound strange but every year our rivers carry innumerable degradable and mostly non-degradable mass which makes them fill with the flavor of dirt, disease and death.
The images of the popsicles above and below may seem appetizing at first, but you wouldn’t want to take a bite: these popsicles are made of polluted water.
They are the creation of three design students from the National Taiwan University of the Arts, Hong Yi-chen, Guo Yi-hui, and Zheng Yu-di.
“The water comes from 100 different polluted water sources in Taiwan, ranging from rivers to ports to ditches,” Hong Yi-chen told CNN.
Along with suspiciously colorful waters (due mostly to industrial dye), the popsicles contain bugs, dirt, dead fish, cigarette butts, nets, oil and plastic waste in various forms, such as wrappers, bottle caps and miscellaneous packaging.
Around 90 percent of the solid waste in the popsicles is plastic. Each year, around 8 million metric tons of plastic waste are dumped into oceans and waterways — the equivalent of a truckload every minute, according to the World Economic Forum.
The treats are intentionally made to look appealing, and designed to convey the importance of pollution-free water through a sense of shock.
If you also feel that water conservation and cleanliness is important, then let me know in the comments section below, as how we can save the water and make our rivers clean !!