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This Art Installation in Spiti Valley Shames Lazy Travellers For Littering

To raise awareness against the use of plastic water bottles in Spiti, Shivya used discarded plastic bottles and wrappers left behind by travellers visiting the valley.

This Art Installation in Spiti Valley Shames Lazy Travellers For Littering

Shivya Nath, 29, is a travel blogger who spent the last three weeks making a life-sized art installation in Spiti. Why?

To raise awareness against the use of plastic water bottles in the eco-sensitive high altitude mountain desert. Shivya used discarded plastic bottles and wrappers left behind by travellers  visiting the valley.

“Instead of drinking “Himalayan” water bottled in the plains – which leeches chemicals if buried, reused or burnt – we can refill our bottles with filtered real Himalayan water across hotels in Kaza and homestays in the upper villages,” says Shivya Nath in a Facebook post.

Spiti Valley, the cold desert mountain valley is located high in the Himalaya mountains in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The valley attracts thousands of tourists every year, and as a result gets littered with plastic bottles and other harmful waste.

The installation was unveiled in an InstaMeet at 12,000+ feet in Kaza, Spiti Valley.

Here are her posts on Twitter and Facebook –

https://www.facebook.com/shivya.nath/posts/697490792922?pnref=story

Shiva was helped by friends and volunteers to create the art installation.

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