2030 At a Crossroads to the Future: Plastic Pollution - The Toxic Cost of Mass Consumption

NHK Documentary

49m 00s
Broadcast on June 27, 2021 Available until June 27, 2022

In the series "2030" we tackle the challenges facing humanity over the next decade. In this episode, we investigate the emerging threats posed by plastic pollution to life on Earth. The hyper-convenience of our modern way of living produces staggering volumes of plastic waste daily. Scientists now know that this waste breaks down into ever tinier pieces, spreading right across the globe and posing direct health risks, including through bioamplification of toxic additives moving up the food chain. We explore the drastic changes it will take to deliver a sustainable future for our planet.

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