fotografie - beeldende kunst - 2020
“Fantastic Plastic” exhibition
The “Fantastic Plastic” exhibition in the New Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow features design objects made from recycled and reused plastic by more than 40 Russian and foreign designers.
The projects, despite their diversity in scale, technique and functions, share the same idea: their authors refer to recycled plastic as an ideal material, convenient to work with and providing unlimited opportunities of creative ideas realization.
It is not the usage of plastic that causes the main environmental damage, but its improper disposal. The plastic itself is 100% recyclable, however, of the 6 billion tons of plastic that humanity has produced, only 9% has been recycled. Disposable tableware, packaging, bottles, and other plastic products being not needed anymore end up in the environment. This is what plastic pollution is and it can be dealt with, including through design.
The design community is being increasingly involved in solving environmental problems. More and more designers around the world start to work with recycled plastics and many of them are convinced that it will become the main material of the XXI century.
The exhibition is aimed at raising public and experts’ awareness of the possibilities of plastic reuse, introducing the visitors to the international experience in this area, and drawing their attention to conscious consumption and waste management culture.