Rubbish is a common part of our life. It is everywhere, but invisible in a peculiar way. We prefer not to look at it, to avoid even thinking about it, as if by ignoring the facts we could stop it from polluting our lands, our waters, our air. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) says Ireland created 983,380 tonnes of packaging waste in 2015, 8,6kg per person of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and 75,000 vehicles were discarded. Instead of sending it away ñ to landfills, to incinerators, to the oceans ñ we could rethink how we look at rubbish, repurposing, recycling, creating less waste. ''Wasted potential'' is a closer look at what we discard so carelessly, all of which could be given life to again, to create something beautiful: a better future, that we are currently wasting away.
Chiara Corbatto • Maree Egan • Mira Kalliomäki • David Lowsley • Max Rooney • Flora V. Guerra Busso • Miriam Ward •