Credit: Benjamin von Wong
circ responsibility (DE)
Washed up on our coasts in obvious and clearly visible form, the plastic pollution spectacle blatantly emerging on our beaches is only the prelude to the greater story that has unfolded further away in the world’s oceans, yet mostly originating from where we stand: the land. For more than fifty years, the global production and consumption of plastics has continued to rise. An approximate eight million tonnes of plastic end up in our oceans every year, which equals one truck of plastic per minute.
The objective of the Plastic Lab is to develop an artificial, caring intelligence that creates a meta open-source database with all kinds of solutions to address the issue of plastic waste. Information on materials science, recycling technology and business models will be made available at no cost, so that entrepreneurs, designers, engineers and innovators around the world can access this information and apply it in their local context. Let’s solve the century’s challenge of plastic pollution!
The Plastic Lab was initiated by Hans Reitz, Christina Jäger and Ilona Geimer.