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Your Call's One Planet Series: What's being done about the global plastic pollution crisis?


By 2050, the oceans will contain more plastic than fish. On the next Your Call’s One Planet series, we’ll speak with Dr. Marcus Eriksen about his new book, Junk Raft: An Ocean Voyage and a Rising Tide of Activism to Fight Plastic Pollution.

Dr. Eriksen took a 2,600-mile journey from Los Angeles to Hawaii to publicize plastic pollution. What’s being done to rid our planet from plastic? And how should the plastics and packaging industries be held responsible? 


Marcus Eriksen, research director and co-founder of the 5 Gyres Institute

Web Resources:

The 5 Gyres Institute

WhoWhatWhy: Plastic Ocean: From Thriving Ecosystem to Trash Dumpster 

The Guardian: $180bn investment in plastic factories feeds global packaging binge

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.