Did you know that enough plastic is thrown away each year to circle the earth four times?
Annually approximately 500 billion plastic bags are used worldwide. More than one million bags are used every minute.
Studio Swine are a UK based design studio that are educating, raising awareness and innovating in beautiful ways. Their mission is not to depress us about the horrific impact humans have on our seas and oceans, but to inspire us to do something about it.
The Studio Swine team are really looked up to by Makers Place, so much so that we have added them to our inspiration blog! At Makers Place our first step to reduce plastic impact is to collect all our 3D printing waste. Once we have enough, we plan to create one of Studio Swine's open source machines so we can turn our plastic into beautiful products.
For more information about plastic the worlds impact, check out The 5 Gyers Project