RESEARCH

Post-plastic Age: Clean Couture

Clean Couture is a speculative hemodialysis (blood filtering) technology that envisions an inevitable future where marine plastic pollution(in the form of microplastics particles - MPP) seeps into human daily life and becomes ubiquitous. A recent study estimates a total mass of floating plastic debris of about 268,000 tons, in which 92.8% are MPP. Despite our expanding knowledge of microplastics, their adverse health effects at the organismal, human and ecosystem levels remain unknown.

 

By speculating on a future body cleaning technology using a reference of hemodialysis, the design aims to evoke an argument that the interval between present and the inevitable future depends on how soon human start to seriously take action on sustainability.

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