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article imageDell EMC Canada supports World Oceans Day

By Tim Sandle     Jun 11, 2018 in Environment
Toronto - To mark the recent World Oceans Day, Dell EMC Canada has unveiled a special art installation at Toronto’s Harboufront. The purpose is to help draw attention to the global environmental concern of ocean plastics.
For World Oceans Day Toronto-based mixed-media artist, Anya Mielniczek, was commissioned by Dell to create the large-scale art installation. The installation was a centerpiece across the World Oceans Day weekend (June 8 -10th), located on Harbourfront. The Harbourfront extends from Bathurst Street in the west, along Queens Quay, and it was the historic base of much of Canada's shipping and associated industries. The area includes the Harbourfront Centre, which houses galleries and performance spaces, located close to Lower Simcoe Street.
The new art exhibit, as reported via @DellEMC_Canada, was constructed from recycled and recyclable materials.
Dell at work on Toronto’s Harbourfront for World Oceans Day.
Dell at work on Toronto’s Harbourfront for World Oceans Day.
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The exhibit was designed to fit with Dell EMC Canada's vision to end plastic pollution. Dell has previously made strides in this area by creating the technology industry’s first ever ocean plastics packaging. There are an estimated 86 million metric tons of plastics in our oceans - that's five trillion individual piece, and Dell has a declared aim to reduce this by creating the world's first commercial-scale global ocean plastics supply chain. This essentials pulling plastics from our oceans and turning them into materials for Dell products.
In addition Dell has recently joined NextWave, which is an open source initiative designed to bring leading technology and consumer-focused companies together to share in the responsibility of developing more sustainable supply chain models. Here the aim is, according to Storage Review, to: "partner with scientists and advocates who work with marine litter and ocean health to understand (and be advised on) a sustainable model that supports the needs of coastal communities and environments."
Another view of the Dell EMC Canada World Oceans Day exhibit.
Another view of the Dell EMC Canada World Oceans Day exhibit.
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Anya Mielniczek is a Toronto based Polish-Canadian artist. Her formative years were divided between the city in Canada and the country sides of Poland. She is a mixed-media artist, and much of her work sets out to explores combinations of both fine art and street dirt mediums.
According to Dell, in communication with Digital Journal, Anya Mielniczek's work is essential for spreading the word on the harmful effects of ocean plastics and for highlighting how companies like Dell are trying to do their part to aid the marine environment.
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