Turning The Tide On Plastic: Creation and Art From Waste | Link TV
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.
In a busy market in the Ugandan capital of Kampala, a group of women gather to cook. While the dishes they prepare are traditional, the brightly coloured stoves they cook on are new.
The locally made Ugastove, which requires on average half the amount of charcoal of traditional cookers, saves money in reduced fuel costs, cuts carbon emissions and reduces deforestation.
Iraqi protestors set fire to the Iranian consulate in Najaf.KCET Original
California’s Native peoples have lived with drought cycles for millennia and today, the Paiute are shepherding conversations around access to water resources, raising key questions about how our snowpack, streams and aquifers are used and maintained.KCET Original
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Four people are killed as crowds try to storm a U.N. camp in the Democratic Republic of Congo, accusing peacekeepers of failing to stop a wave of attacks.KCET Original
Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the U.S. House of Representatives is drafting articles of of impeachment charges against President Trump.
Based on the true story of Mohammed Assaf, the Palestinian singer who crossed borders and defied the odds to win the second season of "Arab Idol."
U.S. Congress asks legal experts if President Trump’s actions on Ukraine warrant impeachment. The majority say yes.
A damming impeachment report accuses Donald Trump of soliciting help from Ukraine’s president to boost his chances of reelection.
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