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S1 E7: Turning the Tide on Plastic: Creation and Art from Waste

Turning The Tide On Plastic: Creation and Art From Waste

Cheap and versatile, plastic is used for everything. The problem is, it's also indestructible. As a result, it piles up in landfills where it leeches toxic chemicals into soil and groundwater, or ends up in the ocean affecting wildlife and getting into food chains.

Approximately 268,000 tonnes of plastic float in our oceans - that's five trillion individual pieces. If nothing changes, it is estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastic by weight than fish in our oceans.

This episode of "earthrise" travels to Canada to meet people dedicated to clear plastic waste from our oceans, and to France where a movement is afoot to get rid the country of oil-based plastic.

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2022-02-20T00:00:00-08:00

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