Designing with Plastic Waste

Eliza Margaritis

Inspired by the large amount of plastic waste I have accumulated over quarantine, I created a garment with the aims of shifting the viewer’s mindset to view what we consider to be “garbage” in a different way. Our Earth is so extremely polluted with plastic that is disposed of after one single use, so designing with this waste creates a more permanent and meaningful alternative to ending up in landfill. Changing our perspective on these materials will be important in further ensuring positive change, and I wanted to encapsulate this in my garment. 

Inspiration Images

Material created from melting plastic with paper, magazine paper and bubble wrap inside, then machine sewing over

Link to video: https://rmit-arc.instructuremedia.com/embed/384aa852-d3b7-435f-87a0-9e3ba52077e9

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