Ever felt confused about how to really make right choices when recycling your plastic waste - or when trying to make a right, sustainable decisions when purchasing goods but being unable to tell if primary plastic or recycled plastic was used in making them, and if this even matters, really? We hear you. In fact, we really get confused about this on pretty regular basis, and it is frustrating to realise it is not easy to get things right. So, why would we even pretend we can get it right, and should we indeed bother? In this project, we will learn together some more delicate details about recycling plastic, and about using recycled plastic in products, like electric home appliances or even cars.
Should we, in fact, prefer cars where some conventional plastic parts are replaced with recycled plastic? Is it safe, to begin with; and is it even making a difference in terms of sustainability? Well, and what if we decided to engage in political purchasing and only hire Bolt-drivers with cars where they did use recycled plastic - would it even be possible? How do I know if a car I want to rent is produced with plastic parts made partly or fully of recycled plastic? Or, imagine to be working for the (online) store. Then - how to make customers even notice that some of the fridges sold have been produced with recycled plastic, when others have not? Furthermore: how to explain to them what the difference really is? And, is there really a difference? We will work with these questions, with the aim to figure out how everyone personally feels about the topic, so that by the end of the ELU project you will be able to make up your own informed decisions. And - we do not expect that we will all get to the same conclusions! In fact, this is one of the important issues we will explore in the project: how do individual preferences differ, and what makes them differ. So if you happen to be among those who do not worry about the sustainable economy, or who doubt plastic recycling is getting us closer to sustainability, you are welcome to also join the ELU. The aim is to hear different arguments and be able to reach to one's own decision.

Projektiga lähemalt tuvumiseks logi sisse



Triin Roosalu


Pille Ubakivi-Hadachi


Maaris Raudsepp



Margarita Kazjulja


Marti Taru

#sustainability #plastic literacy #behaviours #values #green competences