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Taiwanese students create 100 pollution-filled popsicles to show just how toxic our planet is becoming

On a sweltering hot day, there’s no better way to cool down than with a deliciously flavoured block of ice; however, this may be one treat you won’t want to ingest. Taiwan has a serious water contamination problem and three students have made 100 popsicles to show you just how dangerous that can be.

taiwan pollution popsicles

Flavours for these popsicles include plastic, metal, arsenic, mercury, and many other flavours that exactly don’t tickle your tastebuds, like cigarette butts.

The three students of National Taiwan University have gathered 100 samples from the lakes, rivers, beaches and ports of Taiwan, all in an attempt to demonstrate the awful results of humans negligence.

The pollution samples were initially frozen and set aside in polyester resin. This preserved the sewage inspired treats, which were then made into popsicles with the intention of showcasing how society fails to recognise big environmental issues.

This head turing project has now become award-winning, accumulating mass global attention. Flavours include plastic, metal, arsenic, mercury, and many other flavours that exactly don’t tickle your tastebuds, like cigarette butts. Now that’s some food for thought.

Via designboom