RECOVER E CAR FOR ENVISION RACING FORMULA E
Commissioned by Envision Racing to create a replica of a Formula E race car made from single use plastic. Partnered with Kids Against Plastic who supplied two years worth of single use plastic from their home which they had been collecting. The project took over 700 hours to design and build and over 100kg of recycled plastic. Highlighting the issue around plastic pollution.
Three years since the European Parliament voted for a total ban on plastic cutlery, cotton buds, straws, drink stirrers and plates, Plastic Oceans estimates that 10 million tonnes of plastic are dumped into the oceans each year. Figures show the world produces more than 380 million tonnes of plastic annually, and up to 50% of that is for single use.
The Recover E initiative has engaged schools across the UK and aims to raise awareness of the issue of single use plastic on a global stage to accelerate change in the race against climate change.
The Recover E car is on show at COP26 at various locations around Glasgow during the 2 week event.