Future Fossil ( in process)

If 140 years of plastic already caused this much damage to this precious ball of history, I wonder how our future geological layer will look like. Are we still able to find natural remains within this polluted layer?

 

In 1860, Alexander Parkes invented the first manmade plastic called celluloid. I’m sure Parkes never expected his invention to become one of the worlds biggest polluters.

The effect of plastic within our geological era, the anthropocene, is enormous. In 2006, a new type of stone is found, a stone-plastic hybrid. This new geological founding is called plastiglomerate and seen as our future fossil.

If 140 years of plastic already caused this much damage to this precious ball of history, I wonder how our future geological layer will look like. Are we still able to find natural remains within this polluted layer?

This project is a speculation based upon this new plastic-stone hybrid. Within this project I want to show the effect of our plastic consumption on the earth. By showing the existence of this unnatural nature, I hope to open up a conversation about the role of the human within our environment.