WORKSHEET PLASTICS AND THE ENVIRONMENT Research. Conduct online research into the environmental impact of plastics: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=plastic-not-so-fantastic What are the key issues and concerns about the use of plastic in consumer products? What steps have been taken to mitigate the impact that the use of plastic has on our environment? Explore the ways that artists and designers are responding to the environmental impact of plastics: http://theplastiki.com/ Respond. Pick one artist or designer and write a one-page response describing how his or her work responds to the environmental impact of plastic.