Environmental anthropologist Trisia Farrelly appointed to United Nations taskforce to help fight marine pollution

Dr Trisia Farrelly, senior lecturer in Social Anthropology at Massey University and a member of our Executive Committee, has has been appointed to a taskforce advising the United Nations Environmental Assembly Expert Group on marine plastic pollution.

 Dr Trisia Farrelly. Photo by  Murray Wilson/Stuff

Dr Trisia Farrelly. Photo by Murray Wilson/Stuff

Dr Farrelly is an environmental anthropologist and political ecologist who has long campaigned for the regulation of single-use plastic and is deeply committed to halting the production of unnecessary, non-recyclable, toxic plastics (such as glitter). She was invited to speak at the Klosters Forum in July 2018, which focused on oceans and plastic pollution, where she was invited to join a taskforce advising the United Nations on marine plastic pollution. Read more here.

Dr Farrelly is co-director of Massey University's Political Ecology Research Centre; co-founder and trustee of the New Zealand Product Stewardship Council; and co-founder of environmental lobby group, Carrying Our Future.