On this edition of Your Call, scientist and environmental activist Marcus Eriksen discusses his book Junk Raft, his voyages exploring the impact of plastic on our oceans, and his vision of a world free of plastic.
The oceans are flooded with trash. Eriksen set out to study the impact of plastic pollution and find a solution by embarking on an unorthodox journey: He and his team built a vessel out of debris and set sail. Who should be held accountable for the explosion of plastic waste? How can we change our throw-away culture and save the oceans?
The Guardian: EU declares war on plastic waste
National Geographic: Plastic Garbage Patch Bigger Than Mexico Found in Pacific
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