How can innovative projects
be created from plastic waste through smart recycling and new design strategies? What is the future of waste avoidance and
what are the tasks facing non-profit associations, large companies, and each and every one of us?
architect and designer Chien-hua Huang concerns himself with recyclable waste management for his exhibition
in the MAK. Under the title Reform Standard, he represents a search process controlled by machine learning on the basis of
drawings, physical models, and videos that, with the help of reinforcement learning and computer-produced image processing,
aims at promoting a design cycle informed by materials and at transforming waste into potential resources.
start-up Plasticpreneur (Raphaela Egger, Sören Lex, Boris Rauter) develops and provides easily accessible, small plastic recycling
machines and in this way conveys social enterprise capabilities that make it possible to convert plastic waste into new, innovative
products. Their projects should contribute to the development of consciousness and inspire the founding of new social enterprises
around the world.
Plastic Vienna is an association for plastic recycling with a workshop in the WUK Vienna. A group of committed people from
the fields of science, design, and environmental engineering have concerned themselves with plastic recycling in their free
time since 2018. The association is committed to the principle of open source or open design and DIT (do it together) and
is active on behalf of research and education on the theme of avoiding the use of and recycling plastic.
team from Zero Waste Austria consists of experts from various fields relating to sustainability, waste avoidance, community
work, and education. Reducing, reusing, and recycling into new products is a principle of the Zero Waste movement, which,
among other things, promotes packaging-free supermarkets, but also offers seminars for companies wishing to integrate a sustainable
lifestyle into their work routine.
Plasticpreneur by doing circular
000 tons of plastic waste are generated each year in Austria, more than half of it in private households. 71 percent of this
waste is incinerated. Trash becomes valuable with the machines of the Austrian start-up. A “Plasticpreneur” is an entrepreneur
who produces new things from old plastic—a recyclable design that contributes to avoiding waste and protecting the environment.
Bring Your Own Plastic!
Become a “Plasticpreneur” yourself—collect and clean your plastic and have
it processed into new objects at MAK DESIGN NITE!
Please bring your own:
ONLY plastic bottle caps or stoppers
- cleaned at home BEFOREHAND (washed & dried)
The panel is partly held in English. Free Admission