Poly-Stylin: Turning Plastics into Aesthetics

We use polystyrene in so many single-use products- from packaging peanuts to “disposable” cutlery and plates. But did you know that more than three quarters of Australia’s polystyrene isn’t properly recycled, and ends up in landfill?

At the University of Technology Sydney, the Design Faculty have decided to take action by experimenting with polystyrene and turning it into art. They’re hoping this will prevent so much polystyrene from ending up in landfill, and start raising awareness about the proper recycling of the material.

Tess was joined by Berto Pandolfo and Dr Tom Lee, Lecturers at the University of Technology Sydney’s Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building, to find out how the faculty is tackling the issue.

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