16 Oct 2016

Dunedin collector champions classic plastics

From Standing Room Only, 1:48 pm on 16 October 2016

Plastic was once exotic and novel, now it's everywhere, but Dunedin collector Janet de Wagt loves it so much she's got thousands of historic plastic objects tucked away in boxes. Right now she's unpacking them though, for an exhibition called Pioneering Plastics. For many of us, plastic is a dirty word in these environmentally sensitive times, but Janet tells Lynn Freeman it's become a victim of its own success, and should be appreciated not vilified. Her exhibition will be held in the Otago Pioneer Women's Memorial Hall which celebrates its 75th birthday this month. It'll open on Wednesday.