The urgency of plastic as an environmental problem is clear, but at the same time we can hardly imagine a world without plastic. See the applications in the medical field, in the field of electricity, in cars and planes and in household appliances. So we have to start thinking differently about plastic as a material and dealing with it differently. Designers can help with that. With alternatives from renewable materials, or by such designs that plastic products last longer and can be separated better and therefore are easier to recycle. They can also think of ways to reuse plastic. And they can create plastic products with (emotional) value, which creates a different experience.

Leonne Cuppen is co-founder and owner of Yksi Expo, where she connects designers with the industry, initiates cooperation and brings parties together. Here she provides workshops, presentations and curates, designs and realizes exhibitions.

This edition is made possible Caravan Cultura.

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