The new Geographies of Waste blog showcases some of the third-year work carried out by undergraduate Geography students in Maynooth University. The student research presented is part of the Geographies of Waste (GY319a) module taught by Dr. Patrick Bresnihan.
The module aims to equip students with critical perspectives for better understanding and responding to complex waste-related problems. It is also hoped that through this website the research carried out by the students will provide valuable and critical insights for a wider audience interested in environmental issues in Ireland.
Blog posts will be uploaded to the site in early 2022. The long-term aim is to add to the site each year, building an archive of student-led research into the broad topics of waste and pollution in Ireland and beyond.
The first set of blogs up are listed below so you can check them out.
- Liam Brophy - Is the Poolbeg incinerator the answer to Irelands waste management or just a quick fix solution to a growing problem?
- Caoimhe Currie - How damaging is agricultural pollution, and are we doing enough about it?
- Sarah Erhet - Recycled Fashion – Is our Waste Problem just a Matter of Repurposing?
- Ciaran Burns - Ireland’s battle with hazardous waste: the development of environmental movements to overcome undone science