Did you know you eat roughly a credit-card's worth of microplastic every week?! The issue of microplastic is now a global epidemic. What if the only way to manage this problem was to eat all this plastic ourselves?...

What The Heck Is
Plasticful Foods?

Plasticful Food is an exciting new product range with a twist! No more plain, colourless food. Instead, enjoy vibrant foods, with new flavours. Plus, Plasticful Foods have the added bonus of contributing to the solution of the global plastic pollution / waste management problem. With each Plasticful Product that you consume, you are helping clean up the planet!

All of our products are made only from the finest organic ingredients, and recycled plastics, to ensure our quality is guaranteed every-time. Directly from the farm crops and the landfill, to you. Get your delicious Plasticful Foods today!

**Warning**: Always consume Plastiful Foods in conjunction with Plasteeze.
"Plasteeze - Aids your digestion of plastics."

A Possible Future?

Plasticful Foods is a Speculative Design/Design Fiction project. Developed by the Waste2Worth
team, for the University of Amsterdam, and Amsterdam’s University of Applied Sciences ‘New Waste Vision’. The
project began with the aim of changing student and staff’s waste management behaviours to be
more sustainable.

The project has taken facts from the present day, and projected them into a possible future,
to invite audiences to imagine that Plasticful Food may be a viable waste management process
within the coming decade. As we are already consuming large amounts of microplastic
incidentally in the current day, and waste management procedures are not changing rapidly
enough to contain the problem of global plastic pollution, eating our plastic waste may be our
only option for plastic containment in the near future. Is this a future you would like?
Or would you act to avoid this future?

The Waste2Worth team encourages you to critically think about the issue of waste management and
debate it with your peers. If we can change our perception of waste as something which is
useless, unimportant, and non-consequential, to something which has material value and
critical effects upon our environment, then we may be empowered to act towards a solution.

For now, if you would like to contribute to the solution, rather than the problem of plastic
waste management, visit ‘The Solution’ for a collection of helpful and trustworthy resources
which will help Amsterdam locals improve their waste management behaviours, quickly and easily.

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Information On Microplastic

What is Microplastic?

Microplastics are small pieces of plastic, which range from the size of a lentil (5mm) to microscopic pieces (invisible to the naked eye). These microplastics do not readily biodegrade. As such, microplastics are unseen pollutants that enter into our environment and the food chain, so they are consumed by animals and humans alike. The effect of microplastics on humans is not yet fully understood, as it is a problem that has only recently arisen. In the following link you can find more information about microplastic and the various forms it takes.


How Much Microplastic
Are You Consuming?

We are eating microplastics everyday due to their contamination of global food and water. According to a study led by WWF, Dalberg, and the University of Newcastle in Australia, we are consuming microplastics in such volume that it is equivalent to eating a credit card a week! Have a look at the study, via the link below, to understand how much microplastic we are consuming daily.

WWF Microplastic Analysis 2019

Main Sources
Of Microplastic:

  • Larger plastics that have been degraded into smaller particles biologically by microorganisms, chemically by the sun’s ultraviolet rays, and physically by waves.
  • Industrial processes which, during the manufacture of products, output small sized particles of plastics that enter directly into the environment, through waste streams or the air.

Consumer Products

The following consumer products contain high amounts of microplastics:


We are drinking water which contains high volumes of microplastics, and water purification systems are not detecting them. According to the Guardian newspaper, bottled water contains 22 times more microplastic than tap water. Yet tap water also contains microplastics, at varying ratios around the world. For more information visit the article in the following link:



Due to the size of microplastics, they can be easily inhaled. The majority of microplastics have been found concentrated indoors, as the main source of airborne plastic particles come from textiles and household plastic products, which react to light and heat and thus break down into tiny pieces. However, microplastics can also be found airborne outdoors, which allows them to spread quickly through the environment.


There are possible ways to reduce microplastic pollution and change the world, so we invite you to go to ‘The Solution’ and learn how you can start making a difference, reducing plastic consumption and tackling plastic pollution!