The term “plastic” derived from the Greek word “plastikós” which means suitable for molding. This is, the malleability or plasticity of the material during its manufacture, which allows it to be cast, pressed or extruded in multiple forms – such as fibers, plates, tubes, bottles, covers, boxes and more. Whatever you look at, plastic is present.
Plastic products make life easier for society – a cleaner, easier, safer and more enjoyable life. We found plastic in clothes, houses, cars, toys, television, hospital supplies. Everything contains plastic.
The project is based on the exploration of the problematic of plastic in a subtle photographic approach, sometimes real, sometimes fictionalised, with the intention of awakening consciences and needs. Plastic with only three or four decades of use has grown overwhelmingly, undermining survival. Which raises the question: “plastic the solution, or the problem?”.
On 29 April 2015, the European Parliament and the Council adopted Directive (EU) 2015/7201 amending Directive 94/62 / EC2 with regard to reducing the consumption of lightweight plastic bags. The main objective of this directive is to reduce the consumption of lightweight plastic bags, thereby reducing waste resulting from them and their accumulation in the environment, which exacerbates the widespread problem of plastic waste in the environment, especially marine pollution. Recently the European Commission presented a strategy for plastics and defined 2030 as the deadline for ending disposable plastic packaging in the European Union, switching to recyclable and reusable plastic and limiting the use of microplastics.
This series of images consists in the materialization of those that are the concerns of the scientific community, non-governmental associations of environment and European community in order to reduce the dependence of plastic.