50 of the UK’s leading voices on sustainable living have shared their wish for the future as part of an intriguing new art exhibition launched in London last night.
The wishes, which have been inscribed onto parchment and fused in recycled glass bottles, identify ‘ideal world’ visions for issues such as waste, food, poverty, water and development, as well as more conceptual ideals concerning the happiness and attitudes of people. Organizations such as Slow Food UK, Greenpeace, Ethical Fashion Forum, the RSPB, Eden Project and the Fairtrade Foundation have taken part.
Some of the wishes include, Greenpeace, “What’s in a name? Simplicity: at Greenpeace we live and breathe our wish for a green and peaceful future for all the earth’s inhabitants”; WRAP, “For us all to re-use, repair and recycle whatever we can, whenever possible. To protect our planet by using less and preventing waste”; Innocent, “For everyone in the world to be a little bit more understanding of everyone else.”
The Bottled Wishes concept was created by the online consumer forum Friends of Glass to highlight the sustainable qualities of glass and its ability to naturally preserve what it contains – even as the exhibition shows, ideas about the future.
Members of the public are also invited to share their own wishes for the future on Twitter. Those that include the #bottledwishes hashtag will be featured on the Bottled Wishes website and entered into a competition.