People like, Alexander Parkes, were inspired to invent a man made material to replace the use of the rare material, Ivory, which comes from an elephant tusk. Plastics became that new material and its nice to think its originators had good intentions but at the star of the 1950’s to present day it’s now jeopardizing our very planet. I’ll be it, plastic has improve living standards, hygiene and nutrition around the world, especially in developing countries, but the negative impacts we are seeing today and the sustainability of it all is problematic.
Summary of Project
This project contains information on the history of plastic and how we’ve gotten where we are today. The use of bar graphs to express and waste of plastic globally on maps to show the problem areas. I think its it’s important to knows the politics, history and size of the problem in order to tackle it.
In my project looking at the politics of plastic gives us a better view of how, why, and who has driven us to this point and what the next move should be, but politics alone won’t solve this disaster.
Another form of important knowledge about plastic is the history of it. Without looking into the past how will we project the future? I very briefly touched on this in the intro but there is so much history that could be added immediately and forever to keep this project alive.
Platform and Logistics
Using this platforms to show the industries progress and the impacts on Earth will help send a message of what the future of plastic might hold. I used Piktochart to create some graphs and an interactive map. Although I was unable to embed it to my site as it kept failing so I’ve put pictures to show what its looks like and added the link.
In order to create a Political, Historical, and consumption/waste of plastic database linking websites would be an efficient way to carry and sum up information
Some sources I’d include and used for my graphs and map are:
Learning from my Proposal
My ideas for this project were really hard for me to get it all to come together. I downloaded several plugins I thought were platforms I spent hours putting photos and information in them that I never got to work. I really wish I could have made this come together better as a project and asked more questions when I had the chance. Unfortunately I’m 12 weeks pregnant and have been extremely exhausted and I am not using it as an excuse but simply wish I didn’t allow it to show in this project as I am so very passionate about these topics. Also unfortunately did not figure out how to sub domain this.
Changes for the Future
Plastic politics could be separated into four categories; politics, history, consumption, and environment. The use of a better platforms to form maps, timelines, and infographs would also help portray and sum up the information. Organizing the information could be a long process but well worth it especially for corporations, kids, teachers, and environmentalist.