WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT

Microplastics

 
 

We need to change our habits.

 

Microplastics come from a variety of sources, including from larger plastic debris that degrades into smaller and smaller pieces. In addition, microbeads, a type of microplastic, are very tiny pieces of manufactured polyethylene plastic that are added as exfoliants to health and beauty products, such as some cleansers and toothpastes. These tiny particles easily pass through water filtration systems and end up in the ocean lakes, posing a potential threat to aquatic life.

Sunday the 22nd of April is Earth Day. Learn about the problems and how you can help with special screenings of A Plastic Ocean, Smog Of The Sea and a talks by leading environmental activists. 

As part of Eco Sunday we’re gathering a group of inspiring environmentally minded people for a panel discussion on our environment and what we can all do to take action and make positive strides towards a more sustainable life. Panelists will discuss various topics from biodiversity to single use plastics affecting our oceans.

 

 
 
 
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Discussion lead by Climate Ambassador and

Accenture Ireland Eco-Network lead Niamh Smyth

Gary Tyrell-Founder Climate Ambassador programme climateambassador.ie

Sophie Hellyer-Surfer, producer, writer & environmentalist sophiehellyer.com

Finn Ni Fhaolain-Author, foodie & marine biologist finsfitfood.com

Seamus Mc Goldrick-Surfer & Clean Coasts representative cleancoasts.org

Mark Riordan-Founder Hive Mind hivemind.ie

Hannah Hamilton-CSR advocate and founder of eirewild.ie