My Plastic Planet is Qinglin's 16-week self-tracking challenge and exploration in which she kept track of her plastic consumption after she had realized her addiction to single-use plastic. The challenge began on January 18, 2020 and ended on May 8, 2020. In the process, she tried to develop a low-waste lifestyle and challenges herself to reach the minimal use of single-use plastic in the final week.
In the age of plastic and consumerism, it seems impossible for consumers to avoid plastic. However, we can make more conscious decisions. By adopting a more sustainable lifestyle and rethinking her relationship with plastic, waste, and sustainability, she questions herself and every consumer like her through her project: what does it take to refuse single-use plastics and change our consumptive habits? What is the roles and responsibilities of consumers and manufacturers for facilitating sustainable consumption to lower our impact on the environment? By presenting her trash in a gallery view, she guides the audience to think of single-use plastics as objects that have a complete life cycle and backstories in every stage rather than trash that is born simply to be thrown out.