We need a legally binding treaty to make plastic pollution history

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PERC co-director Trisia Farrelly, writing for The Conversation, outlines the fallacies associated with current methods of dealing with plastic waste. She describes how plastic recycling and plastic-to-energy schemes are not safe or viable solutions to a matter of serious international concern. She argues a “global, legally binding treaty with clear targets and standards is the real game-changer we urgently need”. …

The Interdisciplinary Plastic Waste Project Workshop

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Trisia Farrelly’s sabbatical at NUI Galway in January 2017 included a forum on plastic waste (see poster below). Trisia led the morning session with a presentation on the need for more inter- and trans-disciplinary research that politicized the challenges posed by the production, consumption, and disposal of plastics. The NUI Galway and GMIT presentations that followed captured the depth and …