Breaking the Plastic Wave: A comprehensive assessment of pathways towards stopping ocean plastic pollution

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PERC co-director Trisia Farrelly is a contributor to this new report published by the Pew Charitable Trust that uses a first-of-its-kind model of the global plastics system to “create a global analysis that evaluates various strategies to reduce ocean plastic flows and quantifies the associated economic, environmental, and social implications of each pathway”. Read the full report here.

Webinar: Laying the Pacific Building Blocks for a Global Agreement to Prevent Plastic Pollution

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Thursday 20 August 15:00 – 16:30 Samoan Time (WST) 14:00 – 15:30 NZST As the scale of the plastic crisis is being increasingly documented, it is already clear that the large-ocean small-island developing states of the Pacific will pay a disproportionately heavy price for its ecological, economic, social, cultural and health impacts. How are the Pacific island nations responding to …

Call for new APPA members

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Calling all kaitiaki who are concerned about plastic pollution: The Aotearoa Plastic Pollution Alliance (APPA) is seeking new members. APPA is a network of researchers, educators, scientists, industry, campaigners, artists, and conservationists working to prevent and mitigate plastic pollution in Aotearoa and Oceania as an integral part of restoring the mauri of Papatūānuku and Tangaroa. Since late 2018, APPA has …

2017 Marine Plastic Innovation Challenge

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The 2017 Marine Plastic Innovation Challenge seeks to highlight solution-oriented engineering, research, and communication efforts that can help solve the global marine litter problem. Four categories have been defined within the challenge, with one winner from each to be announced at the Sixth International Marine Debris Conference in San Diego, California in March 2018. Winners will have the opportunity to present …

The Kiwi Bottle Drive

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The Political Ecology Research Centre, Massey University is supporting The Kiwi Bottle Drive as they launch their “message in a bottle” action, upping the pressure in the campaign for bottle deposits in Aotearoa NZ. We encourage you to take part! Starting tomorrow, 1st July, 11am, we’re joining the Kiwi Bottle Drive by sending messages on plastic drink bottles, freepost to …

The Global Waste Crisis: Videos

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The Global Waste Crisis event was held at Palmerston North City Library on October 20th as part of Palmerston North’s Envirofest, a festival organised by the Palmerston North City Environmental Trust. Speakers at the event covered numerous issues around global and local waste, and included PERC’s Jonathon Hannon and Trisia Farrelly. Videos of these brilliant talks, which were filmed by …

National Single-Use Plastic Bag Forum

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In conjunction with environmental lobby group Carrying Our Future, PERC ran a national single-use plastic bag forum in Palmerston North. Attendees at the forum discussed positive ways to meet challenges associated with single-use plastic bags in New Zealand. The forum was opened by Mayor Grant Smith and well-attended by a wide range of interested individuals and groups including designers, a …