50m 00s
No More Plastic: In Search of a Sustainable Future - Part 1: Clearing Plastic from the Ocean
NHK WORLD PRIME
50m 00s

Broadcast on December 21, 2019
Available until December 21, 2020

Plastic pollution litters the world's oceans. It's damaging marine wildlife and ecosystems. A war on plastic is breaking out. In part 1 of this 2-part series, we meet Dutch young pioneer Boyan Slat's team working to clear plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. They have developed a system based on a 600-meter long floating tube. We also look at how microplastics affect living creatures and explore a shocking study that shows how plastic is contributing to rising levels of greenhouse gases.