Skip to main content

Research Repository

Advanced Search

Exploring the Potential Uses of Ocean Plastic and Public Engagement Activities for Raising Awareness

Tao, Xingyu



This research explored the qualities and properties of ocean plastic as an accessible material in design and examined public perception by conducting public engagement activities. From addressing the needs of ocean plastic challenge by reviewing the literature, the author finds complex meaning in ecological and economic agendas of ocean plastic. The laboratory experimentation with recycling ocean plastic includes mainly Polyethylene, Polypropylene and Polystyrene, which were collected on the beaches in Scotland. The context of ocean plastic is reframed through working with design students to raise the awareness of ocean plastic and encourage them to take actions to recycle ocean plastic in the future.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (Published)
Conference Name International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics
Start Date Jul 16, 2020
End Date Jul 20, 2020
Acceptance Date Apr 28, 2020
Online Publication Date Jul 8, 2020
Publication Date Jul 8, 2020
Deposit Date Sep 29, 2022
Publisher Springer
Volume 1202
Pages 418-425
Series Title Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Series Number 1202
Series ISSN 2194-5357
Book Title Advances in Industrial Design: Proceedings of the AHFE 2020 Virtual Conferences on Design for Inclusion, Affective and Pleasurable Design, Interdisciplinary Practice in Industrial Design, Kansei Engineering, and Human Factors for Apparel and Textile Engin
ISBN 978-3-030-51193-7
Keywords Ocean plastic, Public engagement, Recycling
Public URL