Highly Recommended Watch: The Plastic Problem - A PBS NewsHour Documentary (youtube.com)
By 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans. It’s an environmental crisis that’s been in the making for nearly 70 years. Plastic pollution is now considered one of the largest environmental threats facing humans and animals globally.

In “The Plastic Problem: PBS NewsHour Presents”, Amna Nawaz and her PBS NewsHour colleagues look at this now ubiquitous material and how it’s impacting the world, why it’s become so prevalent, what’s being done to mitigate its use, and what potential alternatives or solutions are out there. This hour-long program travels from Boston to Seattle, Costa Rica to Easter Island to bring the global scale of the problem to light.

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    Francisco Gimeno - BC Analyst Plastics is the egregious example of a conundrum. Our present life depends on plastic, and products based on fossil fuels, which will pollute and stay there for many centuries. We need it and we will die poisoned by it. What can we do to avoid this? How to avoid the micro plastics on the food chain? How to degrade plastic trash, eliminate it? What's the cost of alternatives long term, both economically and on human life? Good documentary.