Last Steering Group meeting for Plastic Zero partners held in Malmö, 18th of June 2014
21 August 2014
Plastic Zero partners had a last Steering Group meeting on the
18th of June in sunny Malmö. The meeting included a
study visit at återSKAPA, a center for creative re-use. In the
Western Harbour an introduction was given by Cia Borgström, one of
the people behind the project.
The main goal for återSKAPA is to unify schools, manufacturers
and environmentalists by developing a sustainable reuse system that
fosters creativity in education. Each month they have "drop-in-Art"
workshops open to all: children and adults, learners and teachers,
individuals and companies. They also do tailored workshops for
different groups, for example teachers. återSKAPA is based around a
unique materials bank - a collection of cast-offs and other
pre-consumer waste materials collected from local manufacturers.
What would normally be discarded as waste is given new purpose as
hands-on learning material and crafts projects. Read more about
The center is a truly inspiring place to be! The entrance in
itself makes you smile, and being surrounded by all the nice well
organized materials made my fingers itch with creativity. We all
got right into making our own little creations of leftover sock
material, O-ring production, rubber dots, 3D-cinema glasses etc.
Not a bad way to finalize a project about plastic waste
Figure 1-3: åkerSKAPA, center for creative
On such a lovely day however, we also made time for a little
tour through the Western Harbour area - Malmö's flagship for
sustainable urban development. Read more about Malmö Western
Figure 4-6: Western Habour, Malmö.