Design Event in Hong Kong
Designing Circular Solutions for the Global/HK Plastic Waste Problem.
Demand for plastics is projected to double over the next 20 years, and if consumption habits and production processes don’t change, there could be more plastics than fish in the ocean by 2050.
The devastating impact of plastics on the marine environment can be seen in the many internet videos showing whales, turtles and sea birds killed by ingesting plastic in the sea.
Watch: See how it feels to be an ocean animal stuck in a plastic bag
This July, Hong Kong had unusually high rainfall, which resulted in a visible increase in plastics washed into our waters. Several non-governmental organizations and community groups have been cleaning up beaches; much of the rubbish is plastic.
While their efforts are necessary and laudable, they are also futile. They have an insignificant impact on the total problem and create another – what to do with the collected plastic?
THE CHALLENGE : How might we get products to people without generating plastics waste?
The aim of Design Event is to:
Use design thinking for OpenIDEO challenge about.
Exchange ideas with people everywhere.
Help projects get off the ground.
Connect with others in Hong Kong.
Date: 26 Jul 2018 (Thu)
Time: 7:00pm to 10:00pm (HKT+8)
Venue: Innocentre, 72 Tat Chee Ave, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Format: Activity, Discussion and Real Case Sharing
You can register via Eventbrite.hk
For details, please visit: https://beta.openideo.com/events/450