BEHIND PLASTIC ELASTIC 2.0.
Our goals, our motivation to start the project, carrying on the legacy, etc.
The problem isn't only with plastic bags. Water-bottles are a great example of this problem with plastic. We wanted to help reduce the problem by finding creative uses for them. Plastic Elastic 2.0 wanted to start working with many other materials. Even if we don't only work with plastics, we keep the name because it directly ties to the project's roots and majority of the project is working with plastic.
Another issue we eventually decided to tackle is microplastics. They may be tiny but they still have an vast impact. Microplastics constantly find their way into our oceans through soap, body scrubs, and even clothing. Read about our efforts to reduce microplastic pollution.
Everyday we try to come up with new projects to build upon and improve our project. We have a Youtube channel, a Twitter, a Facebook page and an Instagram all talking more about our project with more current updates. You can find them here.
Plastic Elastics started off with a Project Reservoir team in 2013. They originally did really well with the project, however there is still so much we can do. Plastic Elastic 2.0, aims to build upon the original project and grow. We plan to expand the project and we will even work with their original project (plarn, plarn bracelets, etc.) and improve it. We want to reduce the harmful effects of plastic. The danger to us is explained here, the danger to wildlife is explained here, and the harmful chemicals and their effects are explained here.
We are also constantly adding projects and collecting data from our bio-digester. Our team will continue to expand and hopefully we will make an impact by greatly reducing plastic pollution.