EPISODE 24: MONAGHAN: Plastic Fantastic: Does individual behaviour make a difference?

We’re off to Monaghan, home to Ireland’s only reverse vending machine. But, does individual consumer behaviour make a difference when it comes to recycling, or are paper straws and reusable bottles just designed to make us feel better? We talk about the psychology of recycling and how moral license impacts behaviour with psychologist Nishat Babu, and the Industrial Designer and bioplastic expert Megan Valanidas joins us from the US to discuss recyclables and plastic disposal.

Plus, fashion queen Natalie B. Coleman is our County Rep, Andrea reveals her Patrick Kavanagh fandom, and Una is v disappointed in Fine Gael MEPs.