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This afternoon.

At O’Carroll’s shop on O’Connell Street, Dublin 1.

Leprechaun-themed St Paddy’s ‘items’ on sale and tried on by Sabine Groepl from Germany.


Darragh Doyle tweetz:

A lot of novelty green plastic will be bought this St Patrick’s Day. A lot will be wasted. It doesn’t have to end up in landfill. @EPICMuseumCHQ will swap the novelty plastic for tickets to the Museum. It will then be donated to Social Enterprise @ReCreateIreland for reuse.

In fairness.

More here

EPIC Irish Emigration Museum

Top pics: Rollingnews

The remains of last year’s Electric Picnic in Stradbally, County Laois

Over to you, EP.

Make that futile gesture NOW!

Glass Bottle FIGHT!

Glastonbury festival bans plastic bottles (The Guardian)

Thanks Vanessa

‘Two Hundred and Seventy’ (2018)  – an installation by Nils Völker at Museum für agewandte Kunst (MAK) in Vienna,

A concave array of 270 plastic bags suspended from the ceiling inflate and deflate rhythmically – their movement controlled and  synchronised by 1000 precisely aligned fans and 45 circuit boards.

A constant crinkling sound fills the museum’s vast hall. Like the rustle of tissue paper. Or the rush of the tide.

Or that locust-person in Screen 12, two seats away with the big bag of M&Ms.

Now you have it.


This afternoon.

Sandycove, County Dublin.

Safety notice following a massive plastic spill at the Forty Foot bathing area and and Sandycove beach. Works by building contractors SIAC/Mantovani Group at the Dun Laoghaire Baths project have left plastic strips used in the concrete setting works washed up along the coastline.

Sam Boal/RollingNews

Poolbeg, Dublin, yesterday.

Sea Fishing Ireland tweetz:

More plastic nightmare at #Poolbeg over the Bank Holiday. Dog poo in bags. Was going to do an #angling version of #Plogging called #Dogging, but Er… #lostintranslation#savepoobeg (sic) #fishirl@broadsheet_ie@CleanCoasts#2minbeachclean

Previously: The Age Of Sale


This morning.

Dollymount Strand, Dublin

TV Presenter Amanda Byram at the launch of Sky Ocean Rescue [a campaign to encourage people to reduce their single-use plastic use] with a giant plastic humpback whale named Poly . A survey has found that 85% of Irish people are concerned by Ireland’s plastic usage. What Sky has to do with any of this is a mystery that may never be solved.

Sky Ocean Rescue

Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Ingredients; white marine plastic debris objects collected in two single visits to a nature reserve on the East Coast of England.

Ingredients; marine debris balloons collected from around the world.

Ingredients; disgarded fishing line that has formed nest-like balls due to tidal and oceanic movement. Additives; other debris collected in its path.

Ingredients; plastic debris that includes surface text. (ironic random arrangement of 4 pieces of plastic that suggest a warning; ‘Sea’ ‘AND’ ‘HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES’ ‘FOUL’)

633 marine plastic debris footballs (and pieces of) recovered from 23 countries and islands within Europe, from 104 different beaches, and by 62 members of the public, in just 4 months.

150 tonnes of pre-production plastic pellets (nurdles) spilt from a cargo container during Typhoon Vincente on 23rd July 2012 adds to Hong Kong’s waste issues in its seas and on its beaches.

Discarded cigarette lighters make reference to our single-use throw away society. The panda, a national embel of China represents endangered species and faces away from the group symbolising mother nature turning its back on man’s inability to take ownership of its waste.

Composites (with ingredients listed) by Leeds-based photographer Mandy Barker, who collaborates with marine scientists, collecting plastic debris from oceans around the world to document the worsening pandemic in her dreamily sinister Photoshopped swirls.

The recipient of a National Geographic Society Grant, Barker’s work will be on display at Photo London Art Fair 2018 next month.