The Plastics Team, also called as UPlastic have been looking into providing solutions that encourage households to properly sort their plastic waste by providing a reward-based network in partnership with local authorities and companies are part of the UK Plastics Pact.

 

The team proposes two elements, the most prominent being a mobile application that allows households and individual plastic waste recycling progress to be tracked in real time, in relation to the local council’s plastic recycling aspirations.

 

Users recycling progress is converted into points that can be used to purchase products from the UK plastics Pact members & our partners, so the cycle continues.

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During our research on plastic,  we found out that a great proportion of european countries export their recycling to be treated in south asian countries. UK sits in fourth place among the countries in the world that export more. 

 

 Up until 2018 China was the main receiver of these exports, this dependence and lack of infrastructure to deal with the problem in-house puts the entire waste management sector in a very fragile position as it was widely documented in the news. Since 2018 china implemented a ban on the import of plastic.This ban created massive pressures on the way the local authorities deal with the recycling

waste. 

 

We are proposing a closed-loop system of services and partnerships which is composed of a system of plastic collection and a mobile application.

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Finally, on our Re-Fab Team insights is Plastics! 
The Proposal: The Plastics Team have been looking into providing solutions that encourage households to properly sort their plastic waste. A reward-based network is proposed in partnership with local authorities and companies who are members of the UK Plastics Pact. 


The team proposes two elements within the network. The most prominent is a mobile application that allows households and individual plastic waste recycling progress to be tracked in real time and in relation to the local council’s plastic recycling rates and aspirations. 


Users recycling progress is converted into points that can be used to purchase products from the UK plastics Pact members & our partners, so the cycle continues,

The second element of the network is a plastic collection bin with a barcode that registers it to the household that uses it. This is to be developed further in future phases.

Organised by Kate Ridgway, Paul Daramola, Roseanne Scott, Tiziana Di Ronco, Sophie James and Guiseppe Ferrigno in collaboration with Dian Small, RIBA London.

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