In our second episode we dive into one of the most critical issues for the environment today (and the last few decades): plastic pollution. We explore how the problem came to be, where we are now, and what you can do in your everyday life to be part of the solution.

Sources & Links:

One of many articles on the Thailand whale:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2018/06/04/whale-died-of-starvation-after-eating-80-plastic-bags-off-thailands-coast/#7b6df3116c31

McDonald’s rejects plastic proposal:
http://fortune.com/2018/05/24/mcdonalds-shareholders-vote-keep-plastic-straws/

Read more about the Global Programme of Action and the Clean Seas Agreement:
https://www.unenvironment.org/explore-topics/oceans-seas/what-we-do/addressing-land-based-pollution

http://cleanseas.org/

The National Geographic Planet or Plastic Campaign:
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/planetorplastic/

The sea turtle and the plastic straw (Viewer Discretion Advised):
https://youtu.be/4wH878t78bw

The stork in the plastic bag, and other photos:
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/06/plastic-planet-animals-wildlife-impact-waste-pollution/

TIME magazine – Throwaway Living:
http://time.com/3879873/throwaway-living-when-tossing-it-all-was-all-the-rage/

The Malaysia Airlines plastic cameo:
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/04/140404-garbage-patch-indian-ocean-debris-malaysian-plane/

The EU and UK race to reduce:
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/may/28/eu-challenges-uk-to-race-to-the-top-on-plastics-reduction

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