In this project, I learnt that the way we are consuming products is not sustainable. I first researched the effects of plastic on the three pillars of sustainability in extraction. When I got to disposal, I found out that plastic cannot be recycled an unlimited times.
My video was able to change the thinking of my audience to buy reusable goods. They say that the most important thing they took away from my video is to not use plastic. Two things that really surprised my audience is the fact that micro-plastic can enter our water system and the smallest micro-plastics can enter our bloodstream. They learnt the environmental damage that plastic caused after disposal. Next time, I would add more information on the extraction and production part, because I’ve been focused on the disposal and consumption, which made me skip some environmental impacts of plastic when being extracted and produced.
I think the way we are consuming good is unsustainable. Buying stuff had been more popular due to online shopping. All of those stuff is wrapped in a plastic packaging. This produces an immense amount of plastic waste, which can harm the environment and us. Before this project, I thought that recycling is the most sustainable decision. But I learnt that plastic can only be recycled a limited number of times, which made me think if recycling is sustainable or not. Now, I think that the most sustainable decision we can make is to refuse consuming plastic.