PERC Lunchtime seminars

Lisa VonkEvents, PERC members, Plastics, Political Ecology

PERC is hosting two lunchtime seminars with visiting scholars this week. Recordings will be made available on the website soon after. Join the online events here. We hope to see you there! Plastics and Planetary Boundaries with Patricia Villarrubia-Gómez Wednesday 9 August, 12 – 1pm NZST  In person Massey SST 3.07 and online  In this lunchtime event, Patricia will be presenting …

Politics of Plastic Pollution lecture

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Associate Professor Farrelly will give a public talk at the Palmerston North Central Library on Tuesday 15 November. Trisia will speak about her involvement in the United Nations Environment Assembly since 2017, the resolution for a global plastics treaty, her role as technical advisor for Pacific Island countries and New Zealand’s potential role in negotiating a comprehensive and effective treaty. …

Masters Scholarship Opportunity: Plastic pollution and an international response 

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 PERC co-director Trisia Farrelly will be the supervisor of a fully-funded 2022 Masters scholarship (stipend and fees) generously offered by ESR. ESR is New Zealand’s Crown Research Institute specializing in science relating to people and communities. Our world-class knowledge, research and laboratory services help our partners and clients solve complex problems and protect people in New Zealand and around the …

Marine Litter, Plastics Pollution, and Human Rights: Factsheets on preventing plastic pollution in the Pacific region launched

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16 November 2021, Apia (PRESS RELEASE) Despite not being producers of plastics, and contributing as little as 1.3% to global plastics pollution, the Pacific region is on the frontline of the plastic crisis and is disproportionately impacted by plastics pollution. In a bid to support Pacific Island policy makers in their efforts to develop strategies to address this issue, a …

Aotearoa Plastic Pollution Alliance 2021 End-of-Year Hui 2-3 December

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The Aotearoa Plastic Pollution Alliance (APPA) has released the full programme of events, taking place online and in person (COVID permitting) in Pōneke/Wellington on December 2-3. A range of presentations demonstrate the breadth and depth of APPA members’ expertise and brings together science, creativity, business, policy, research and advocacy for the sake of restoring the mauri of Papatūānuku and Tangaroa, …

PUBLICATION: Plastic Legacies

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Emerging from the fully online 2017 conference ‘The Lives and Afterlives of Plastics‘ is the open-access book Plastic Legacies. Edited by PERC co-directors Trisia Farrelly, Sy Taffel with Professor Ian Shaw, the volume brings together scholars from the fields of marine biology, psychology, anthropology, environmental studies, Indigenous studies, and media studies to investigate and address the urgent socio-ecological challenges brought …

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 …