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Exploring the Potential Uses of Ocean Plastic and Public Engagement Activities for Raising Awareness

  This research explored the qualities and properties of ocean plastic as an accessible material in design and examined public perception by conducting public engagement activities. From addressing the needs of ocean plastic challenge by reviewing the literature, the author finds complex meaning in ecological and economic agendas of ocean plastic. The laboratory experimentation with recycling ocean plastic includes mainly Polyethylene, Polypropylene and Polystyrene, which were collected on the beaches in Scotland. The context of ocean plastic is reframed through working with design students to raise the awareness of ocean plastic and encourage them to take actions to recycle ocean plastic in the future.

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Tao, X. (2020). Exploring the Potential Uses of Ocean Plastic and Public Engagement Activities for Raising Awareness. In Advances in Industrial Design: Proceedings of the AHFE 2020 Virtual Conferences on Design for Inclusion, Affective and Pleasurable Design, Interdisciplinary Practice in Industrial Design, Kansei Engineering, and Human Factors for Apparel and Textile Engineering, July 16–20, 2020, USA (418-425). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-51194-4_55

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Ocean plastic, Public engagement, Recycling

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