Sustainability and Beyond – Marcela Godoy | Marcela Godoy | TEDxNYUShanghaiSalon


TEDxNYUShanghaiSalon Marcela Godoy Every year, the world produces more than 2 billion tons of municipal solid waste, with serious health, safety and environmental consequences if this status is not changed. Marcela Godoy is committed to finding sustainable ways to upgrade and recycle these wastes. She teaches a course "Re-Made in China" at New York University Shanghai. Guided by the concept of sustainable design, she leads students to understand social and environmental problems derived from this issue. They change their idea of what trash is and learn traditional and new technologies to change waste into "useful or distinctive things," such as jewelry, furniture, and even works of art. We wonder what made Godoy realize the seriousness of plastic pollution and decide to devote herself to sustainable development, and how we could alleviate this serious problem. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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