Plasticized Life is a mobile app inspired by the issue of microplastic pollution that has long been neglected. The app allows users to make a shopping list before going to the store and provides a reference for the amount of microplastics contained in each item on the list. Users can cross off items while shopping, and this history will be automatically stored in the data log and analyzed. This will help users to track their consumption of microplastics from their food intake in a certain time period to empower people to make informed and sustainable choices. In addition, there are sustainable shopping suggestions and background articles that users can view.
Since microplastic pollution is a major environmental issue that is a growing concern worldwide, it is important for individuals to take action and make changes in their daily lives to address this problem. By showing how much microplastic people are consuming from a vast number of everyday foods, the app encourages users to make informed choices about the food they consume and the impact that waste plastic has on the environment. The app, therefore, raises awareness of making conscious decisions that contribute to a more sustainable future.