(AGI) New York, Sept 22 - After travelling to Paris, Venice,Madrid and Rome, "The Garbage Patch State" by Italian artistMaria Cristina Finucci, has now arrived in New York. The artistintends to bring her message against plastic waste pollutingthe oceans to the heart of the United Nations. The "GarbagePatch State" portrays the surface of the ocean occupied byplastic waste, which amounts to 16 million square kilometres,divided into five gigantic islands formed by objects that havebeen used perhaps just once before being thrown away. Duringthe Italian presidency of the European Commission, thisinstallation has come to the hall of the U.N. whereinternational policies and strategies for protecting theenvironment are debated and shared as is the sustainable use ofthe planet's limited natural resources. This is a cry for helpin the face of a serious threat, which is all too oftenignored. The sea of plastic cannot be seen by satellite, forvarious reasons, and it is difficult to get a full image of it.Hosted in New York from Sept. 29 to Oct. 19, the installationwas shown at UNESCO headquarters in Paris in April 2013, beforemoving to the Venice biennial in the courtyard of Ca'Foscari.. .