In recent years plastic has gained a status of notoriety; a once precious commodity has transformed into a perpetual weed polluting seabeds and inundating landfills, but do the negatives outweigh the positives of this innovative material? How can we reduce consumption without compromising medicine, science and the many industries that rely on its use?

Book your free place today for the launch of Science Gallery’s latest exhibition PLASTIC – CAN’T LIVE WITH IT, CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT IT on Thursday October 24th from 6-8pm. Sample PLASTIC treats in the Science Gallery Café, learn how to make sustainable packaging in the Studios and get down to a live DJ set by Bubblegum in the Accenture Gallery. 

PLASTIC has changed our daily lives and our environment more than any other material. We can’t live without it. But living with it might not be an option for much longer. The unsustainability of our relationship with plastic is well documented, but to stop using it completely is not an option. Its use has revolutionised industrial design and more essentially, modern medicine relies on plastic so heavily that even the most basic medical procedures would be unimaginable without it.

The exhibition, which is produced with the support of Science Foundation Ireland, is Science Gallery Dublin’s first national touring exhibition. We will recycle, repurpose and reuse the exhibits and the exhibition build as PLASTIC travels to galleries in Drogheda, Wexford, Galway and Letterkenny. In each location, an artist has been commissioned to work with the local community to co-design an artwork reflecting the cultural history, place and relationship between the people and their environment.

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