Psychological dimensions of plastic pollution
Plastic pollution is an environmental problem with purely anthropogenic origin.
Due to material loss across the life cycle, poor recycling systems and careless use of packaging, cutlery and plastic bags, no spot on the planet yet remains untouched of plastic pollution in some way.
In this talk, the psychological and behavioural processes leading to plastic pollution as well as the barriers impeding the reduction of plastic use will be discussed. The main focus well be set on easy and powerful solutions, motivation for change and human behaviour as the cause of plastic pollution but also as the solution.Environment full timetable
A Psychological Approach to Veganism
Human behaviour is complex and understanding it is almost impossible. We all are pushed and pulled into various directions every day by our own interests, by emotions and needs, but also by peer pressure, situational factors and the media. This talk will take a look on human decision making in regards to veganism. Which psychological barriers keep people from becoming vegan? Which psychological drivers help people to become (and stay) vegan? And how can we be more effective in communicating our message?Vegan Activists Hub full timetable