• Clare O'Beara

Sea of Solutions

Updated: Apr 27

The UNEP Conference, 2020


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In Brief:


13 million tonnes of plastic waste are washed, blown, or dumped into oceans each year. This stark message came from the UN Sea Of Solutions conference during November 2020. Countries and citizens are unable to cope with the accumulation of mostly unrecyclable plastic.

I covered the conference on marine plastic waste held in Viet Nam. Afterwards, I decided to find out how much my neighbourhood contributes to the problem. I became convinced that we are indeed in need of solutions.

· The plastic problem

· Top ten items, beach trash, 2019

· UNEP Conference, November 2020

· Waste To Energy issues

· Summing up Sea of Solutions

· Citizen Science Project

· Waste tyres

· Top plastic polluters


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Photographs

O’Beara, C.

Dublin, 2020, 2021.

Screenshots from UNEP Conference, 2020.


Graphs

O’Beara, C.

Drawn from above sources.

Google Books N-Gram Viewer.


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