Plastic: Fast Consumption
The plastic bag introduced in the 1960s is regarded as a symbol of the consumer society. Worldwide around 600 thousand million plastic bags are produced annually, which is about 20,000 per second. The bags are often used only once. The same applies to packaging and take-away containers, for which approximately one third of the plastic produced worldwide is used. There is a strong imbalance here between the short life of the product and the long life of the packaging which can be anything up to several hundred years.
The theme is presented using a representative selection of plastic bags and packaging, while also showing counter strategies in the areas of reduction and alternative materials.

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