This project is intended to look at how much plastic garbage one person accumulates when they reject the notion of “away”. For the summer 2017 season I will be collecting and storing all of the throw away plastic I generate. By exploring the impact of generating, using, and then disposing of plastic products I’ll be auditing my consumption.
I’ll be the first to admit I use a fair amount of plastic. I have been known to use to go cups, plastic cutlery, and drinking straws. I’m curious, excited, and a little nervous to see exactly what this looks like in three months. Through realization, reflection, and a bit of humour I hope to make some positive changes, and know I will learn a whole lot.