A poem by Iago Vendrell

Kudos! Now it seems we have fulfilled our

Technological dreams: a bright future

Wrapped in plastic debree & drifting

Along the sea. Does our madness

See, hear, smell, feel or taste?


What a waste!


Right now, there it is…

Guess what we’ve achieved

With our lovely fast food dreams

And this ‘superior’ human decency?

Plastic sea doesn’t feel like paradise to me.




This content is published to coincide with UCL Climate Action Society’s flagship event The Sustainability Symposium.

The Sustainability Symposium is taking place on 16 November 2018. 

Featured image source: Real Salt.