This paper examines what happens when we are confronted with plastic waste, through the practice of cleaning it up. The paper will be focusing on the confrontation between humans and plastic waste and how this confrontation can contribute to a more sustainable behaviour. The content of research in this paper, as well as the analyses based on interviews with both organizers and participants in specific clean- up’s will eventually result in a set of recommendations on how to arrange a clean-up that suits both, and potentially attracts the most participants. The first part of the paper is an examination of plastic as a material, through the making of a material flow analysis, this part explores why plastic has become such a big part of our everyday-life as well as the effects it has on the natural world. The second part analyses and interprets the confrontation between participant at a clean-up and the plastic waste collected, whilst also diving into specific aspects of the practice of a clean-up. The third part discusses clean-up in a Human Centered Design context, with the focus on how the practice of a clean-up potentially can result in behavioural change. Finally, the paper concludes that the confrontation between participant and plastic waste is important to create more awareness towards the problem with plastic in nature. Furthermore it concludes that simplicity, social value and knowledge sharing are key concepts when organizing a clean-up.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk-Teknologisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Bachelor|
|Udgivelsesdato||27 maj 2019|
|Vejledere||Mark Edward Booker Nielsen|
- Mennesker og plastik