A performance stage unfolds from our trailer next to the shiny 2 ½ meter-tall sculpture. The art stage is a community platform to host environmental talks, live music and science communication in association with our non-profit, Alliance Earth. The stage is a fiery center of attention for communities to come together and learn about how to create a more sustainable future together.
The Dung Beetle art is a metaphor to shift the public’s attitudes toward waste. The ancient Scarab beetle was the Egyptian symbol of re-birth, bringing a new dawn by pushing the fiery Sun-god Ra up above the Nile River every day. Our Dung Beetle takes wasted fossil-fuel based plastics, which used to be ancient sunlight, and returns them into the valuable energy everyone uses today.
Our fire-farting dung beetle is shifting the plastic conversation from one of despair into one of hope by turning trash into treasure. When people visit the Dung Beetle the questions start flowing: How do we get one? Does it really work? How can I help? What else is possible? These questions get new ideas rolling, ideas that we need to secure our planet for future generations.
At The Dung Beetle Project we believe in a rebirth of hope. The Dung Beetle’s mission is to inspire & facilitate that hope, fertilizing the imaginations of everyone around the world.
We know our bespoke technology is not the only solution to the global plastic problem so we encourage a three-pronged approach that includes continued recycling of high value plastics, a long-term goal of total plastic eradication from the consumer chain and gasification of existing trash. Until plastic pollution is no longer an issue, the Dung Beetle Project will continue to address this global crisis by driving forward a viable new economy powered by plastic.