Ankit Mishra made a very comprehensive tool available to us all that helps us understand plastic pollution and manage plastic waste. Click on each of the 35 slides below and get a really quick, easy to understand lesson in plastic that can inform your plastic awareness and how it affects us.
Another amazing plastic resource became available to us recently when Precious Plastic, by Dave Hakkens surfaced. This really great idea started as his graduation project from the Design Academy Eindhoven, Netherlands, an interdisciplinary educational institute for art, architecture and design with an international reputation brought about by the work of its faculty and alumni.
Dave’s concept has grown since 2013 to include open sourcing his recycling machines for free. They are easy to build, using basic tools and universal materials. Now anyone can download his blueprints, start a business and clean up their environment. This idea really deserves getting shared. Click on the url and check out his video! http://preciousplastic.com/en/
How You Can Help:
- Every little bit of plastic properly discarded helps. In NYC, any plastic caps, packaging scraps, and random plastic bits that we see everyday on the sidewalks get washed into the storm drains and flushed out to our oceans when the system’s capacity is overwhelmed by heavy rain.
- Plastic washed up on the beaches is actually a blessing. If we pick it up, we get a second chance to make sure it won’t get washed out to sea.
- Spread the word for Dave Hakkens and Precious Plastic.