Artikel von: Kim De Wolff

Kim De Wolff is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Texas, and Associate Director of the Philosophy of Water Project. Her interdisciplinary humanities research connects global ecological crises to cultures of consumption and waste to address big environmental questions about everyday life. She is co-editor of Hydrohumanities (forthcoming in Fall 2021), has published work on materiality and plastic-water-marine life entanglements, and is currently working on a book project about the ‘garbage patch’ of waste circulating in the North Pacific Ocean.
Plastic bag as a silhouette of a jellyfish

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How to Live Responsibly on a Plastic Planet

Ocean plastic pollution presents a common environmental paradox: despite an exponential increase in awareness, flows of plastic into global oceans are only expected to increase. What might it be about the kinds of knowledges circulated, and about the kinds of solutions that follow, that are preventing more systemic change? What if the problem isn’t individual choices, or even the plastic industry’s monumental efforts to continue to produce waste alone, but an even more entrenched constellation of capitalism, colonialism and cultural assumptions about plastic itself?