Eco Eye series 13, EP09 “Rethinking Waste”

If the world’s population lived as we do here in Ireland, it would take almost 4 planets to satisfy our demand for resources. The drive to consume and then dispose is a defining characteristic of modern society and although Ireland has taken large steps toward redressing our waste, we still have a ways to go.

This penultimate episode of Eco Eye 13 examines how we can no longer afford to see our waste as something to be disposed of and forgotten.  After visiting a recycling centre outside Copenhagen Duncan returns to Ireland to discover that people. environmental groups and even companies across the country are rethinking waste and what it means for us and the environment.