Screaming Plastic

Drawing on current developments in printed electronics and alternative energies we propose a singular large scale event to address the growing problem of plastic pollution. Screaming plastic is our proposed intervention. Plastic bottle wrappers are augmented with sensors to generate noise disturbances upon contact with bodies of water. During the week, we explored the possibilities of a billion sensors and the impact such a large scale implementation could have on society.

Screaming plastic aims to raise awareness of plastic pollution and motivate action against it. Leveraging the existing proximity relationship between plastic trash and our environment we intend to create a language that allows the environment to communicate and vocalize its grievances to its inhabitants. In trash becoming audible we seek to create a public nuisance; beg intervention and add greater visibility to the problem of plastic pollution.