One Time Use

Galvanised steel pipe and fitting, plastic cups, vinyl.
Plastic cup dispenser, plastic cups disposal.

A collaboration between the two artists consisting of a plastic cup dispenser, and a plastic cup disposal, the work presents the problem of a culture of disposable goods. It prompts visitors to perform the act of transforming a disposable cup from an object of use to an object of waste in a matter of seconds.

A plastic cup is made of carbon derived from oil. Raw oil is fossilised organic material that has undergone thermal degradation under pressure over hundreds of millions of years. The use time for the plastic cup is between 10 and 2 minutes. A plastic cub takes 450 years to decompose.