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26 #MoreThanAPlasticBag

  • New Visions, New Leaders
  • "Masters of Design and Innovation 2017"
  • Number 10 - 20 de November de 2019
Masters of Design and Innovation
  • Masters of Design and Innovation

 

 

Mass production of plastics has accelerated so rapidly that it has created 8.3 billion metric tons that end up as trash in landfills or in the ocean, killing an estimated 100,000 marine mammals annually, as well as millions of birds and fish.

That is the reason why I started thinking about how I can turn this cheap excessive waste into a valuable piece of design, and make it part of the economy again.

After many experimentation attempts with plastic bags (PE) and bottles (PET), I decided to focus on the PE bags.

By fusing some bags together, I managed to obtain multiple fabric sheets that can be joined in many different ways to create different products like raincoats, tents, lamp shades, etc …

As a result, this project turned out to be a  beautiful fabric with a crackled effect, which is waterproof and has a translucent effect that is exquisitely appealing.