Immersive room: Experience the consequences of drug waste
In the Netherlands, a huge number of synthetic drugs are produced for use around the world. Big orders are placed from abroad because Dutch drugs have a good price-quality ratio and are usually delivered reliably.
This is also evident from the number of drugs that are dumped and/or disposed of. In 2018, 292 dump locations and 82 production locations were registered in the Netherlands. Substances like hydrochloric acid are harmful to the environment and it costs a lot of money to clear them up.
The Trimbos Institute studied whether people who use drugs would consider not doing so if they were more aware of the effects of drug waste on the environment.
Together with Trimbos, TinQwise Immersive developed the 'Bijtende Bende' immersive learning room: a life-size virtual 3D-environment in which visitors experience the impact of drug waste. The immersive learning room was exhibited for a week during Dutch Design Week.