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Paper ID: 181

Creative Strategies for Utilizing Glass and Fabric Waste

Ambar Mulyono1 and Pandu Purwandaru1

1Faculty of Art and Design, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia


Ecological sustainability is increasingly becoming an important aspect that must be considered in every production activity, so that the cycle of utilization of raw materials needs to be considered from upstream to downstream. Glass and cloth are two commodities that significantly contribute to waste generation. However, there are people that able to utilize both types of waste and provide significant economic benefits as well, that meaningfull in supporting the green economi activities. This article is an analysis of how the creative use of glass and cloth waste exists in our society, especially in small and medium enterprice (SME) economic activities. Through field studies, investigations into the activities of small craftsmen who utilize glass and cloth waste, as well as from literature data and interviews, can be identified and classified the types of methods, processing techniques and skills of local human resources. From the results of the study, it was found that there were several types of utilization of cloth and glass waste that varied from simple to complex in their processing systems. These findings provide information and recommendations for the application of appropriate models to communities, industries and institutions that are concerned on controlling glass and fabric waste.

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