Through this hands-on workshop, participants learnt about bioplastics, a sustainable alternative to plastic and how to make them from everyday ingredients.

More than 8.3 billion tons of plastic have been produced since the early 1950s and about 60% of this plastic has ended up in either a landfill or the ocean. The same properties that make plastics so useful — their durability and resistance to degradation — make them nearly impossible for nature to completely decompose. Through this free workshop, participants gained a deeper understanding of the potential uses of these materials, and the ethical and environmental benefits associated with them.

For ages 10 and above.

This workshop was free to attend.

Session 1: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Session 2: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

New York University Abu Dhabi’s Plastic Recycling Research Lab is an interdisciplinary design research lab with a focus on getting and sharing a holistic view of global issues that relate to plastic and plastic recycling.

Research Assistants: Emma Olivia Anderson, Mariana Lugo Celedon, Sushil Bohara, Erica Wu

Faculty: Marcela Godoy, Goffredo Puccetti, Pantelis Demetriou, Philip Panicker