The clothes you wear, the vehicles you travel in, most of the products that makes modern life possible contain some form of plastic. Even plastic packaging, considered the biggest polluter, has made food and beverages available widely at affordable prices, with minimal wastage by reducing spoilage and extending shelf lives.
Plastic has become ubiquitous in our lives for a good reason. It is a lightweight, versatile, durable, inert, inexpensive and moldable material. It has a lower total environmental footprint than alternatives like wood, glass, metal or anything else. If we had to replace the world’s plastic production with functionally equivalent materials, that would mean millions of tons of more resources and the carbon footprint associated with it.
I differ with environmental movements that demonize all plastics and often promote “plastic free “living. Even if that were possible, it would be disastrous for both the environment and the economy. Our entire way of living is made possible by this wonder material. We just need to use it wisely- reduce, reuse and recycle as much as we can.
We at Placyle – The Recycling Studio are working in a combination of people, machine, community, knowledge, creativity and acceptance of the material to create beautiful, functional and sustainable products. At Placyle, trash enters the workspace, and a new object leaves it. Basically, we make products from the ‘New Plastic Economy’ which is the ‘Circular Economy’ that eliminates waste, maximizes value and uses our resources efficiently. In spite of production of new plastic, we force ourselves to be creative with the available plastic. After all sustainability is about efficiency, developing the world with an alternate global recycling System.
We at ‘Placyle – The Recycling Studio’ wish to convey the true value of plastic and tell a story through the material, because solution to global problems begins with the individual. In hope of creating a new perspective for the society as well as giving life to plastic that will represent our timeline, we are here with ‘Placyle – The Recycling Studio’ taking a smaller step for bigger change.