A musician has shown his love for the environment by creating a rubbish music video.
Pavel Andreev was helped by seven men to carry a grand piano into the middle of a huge, festering, landfill site.
Onlookers may have thought he was chucking the instrument out but Pavel had moved it to the dump so he could play a haunting composition surrounded by rubbish as a message about recycling.
Pavel recorded a video of his performance – the piece, called Breath of Nature, was his own composition.
Pavel said ‘We spent six hours at the rubbish landfill, surrounded by tonnes of rubbish, thousands of seagulls and the stench,’ said the campaigning musician.
‘At the same time, I saw a ginormous resource under my feet. When will we finally get the state-of-the-art technologies that will be able to recycle that rubbish and produce energy, electricity and recycled goods?’ added Pavel.
He has also played his grand piano on a floating platform in the middle of Ruskeala Marble Lake in the mountains of north-western Russia’s Republic of Karelia.
Crowdfunding generated half of the cost to produce the music video, ensuring 75,000 RUB (£875) of his 100,000 RUB (£1,166) total costs.
He hopes it will make people think more about their lifestyles and how much they could recycle from items usually thrown away.
It is estimated that more than 60% of what ends up in our rubbish bins could be recycled.
The use of plastic in the Europe is increasing by 4% each year, despite the recent wave of concern in UK culture triggered in large part by David Attenborough’s outspoken remarks for plastic use and trying to reduce volume.
Plastic can take up to 500 years to decompose, and has been linked to many marine wildlife deaths as oceans carry large quantities of discarded waste.