Episode 151: Plastic Pollution Problems
Packaging trash - including what is used for food and beverages - now accounts for nearly half of all plastic waste generated globally. And most of it never gets recycled or incinerated. National Geographic writer, Laura Parker, joins host Jenna Liut to discuss how we got to this point with plastic pollution, its recycling challenges, the connection to climate change, the status of regulating its use and disposal worldwide, and the hard truth about bioplastics.
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