Design issue: to communicate the severity of plastic usage, as well as the lasting environmental impacts.
Intended audience: children 6-10
The Undefeatable Plastic Bag
Plastic items we use in everyday life can take from 10 to 1,000 years to degrade, most notably plastic bags and water bottles. While recycling is a good method to take away from contributing to landfills, it is not a foolproof solution, especially with fewer and fewer countries accepting recycling from the U.S.
The Undefeatable Plastic Bag is aimed to show kids and parents alike of the true nature of plastic, a nearly indestructible type of waste that takes away from our land, rivers and oceans. The design aims to demonstrate that the true solution is to reduce, and think about which materials we use everyday leave marks.
The full gallery space
Audience members interact with the prototype