Madrid, May 19, 2021 The Plastic Museum has been open to the public for nine days. Created to be recycled, it has allowed thousands of visitors to gain a new perception of plastic and the importance of reusing and recycling. Located in Madrid, in Plaza de Juan Goytisolo, in front of the Reina Sofía museum, it has received visitors of all ages, who have learned the essential role that plastics have in our lives, through the different objects exhibited inside. In addition, different personalities from culture and politics have come these days to meet in person this initiative that has promoted EsPlásticos, the platform that brings together companies that work in the manufacture, reuse and recycling of plastic.
- During 9 days, its visitors have been able to know with examples the vital role that plastics play in our lives, and the importance that reuse and recycling have to get the most out of these materials
- Visitors of all ages and political personalities have come to see the museum these days
- Walls, floor and ceiling have been dismantled to be totally reused and recycled
- With the recycled plastic, the pieces that will be part of the collection “I used to be a museum” will be created, which will be available on its website
The Plastic Museum, the first 100% recyclable museum in the world, was born with the idea of being disassembled on International Recycling Day. Being built entirely with plastics, it has been disassembled to reuse and recycle floors, walls and ceilings, and thus create with these materials some products that will be part of the collection “I used to be a museum”, and that will be available soon in the museum’s online store: www.theplasticmuseum.com/store.
The main objective of The Plastic Museum is to convey the importance that reusing and recycling have when it comes to getting the most out of these materials. To further demonstrate that plastic is essential, visitors have seen fundamental objects for health care, communication, construction, food and sustainable mobility, among other sectors, exhibited inside. In addition, they have been able to understand in a very visual way that the problem arises when their waste is not well managed or an irresponsible use is made of it.
Museum closure on World Recycling Day
The Plastic Museum closed its doors on May 17, coinciding with World Recycling Day in an event sponsored by Mario Vaquerizo. The singer and television collaborator visited the museum together with EsPlásticos spokespersons under the guidance of Eloy Martínez de la Pera, curator of the exhibition.
Martínez de la Pera added that, as seen in the last room of the museum, the most important thing is to use it responsibly, reuse it and recycle it.
Luis Cediel, spokesperson for EsPlásticos , also took the opportunity to thank all the people and entities involved in the project, as well as all the visitors, for their efforts.
There have been many personalities who have come to know The Plastic Museum these days, and they have taken note of the messages that have been transmitted throughout its journey. Senators Vicente Martínez, Miguel Lorenzo and Miguel Ángel Vigo, as well as the innovation councilor of the Madrid City Council, Ángel Niño, and other members of the Ecological Transition Commission and deputies from different political parties, have made a guided tour of the museum with some of the EsPlásticos spokespersons.
Although the museum has been dismantled, all those interested who have been wanting to visit it can take a virtual tour on its website (https://theplasticmuseum.com), through its rooms and all the pieces that they have been seen exhibited in the museum. Through images and videos, anyone can enjoy the experience in a digital way, and understand all the messages that the plastics sector has wanted to spread with this initiative.
EsPlásticos, the plastics platform, is a project that brings together the different agents that are part of the plastics sector and value chain, among which are the more than 30 companies that in Spain have participated in the creation of The Plastic Museum. Together with the platform, manufacturing companies of all types of plastics, and companies related to their reuse and recycling, have joined forces in this pioneering project to launch this message of support for the environment and promoting sustainability throughout the life cycle. of plastic.
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