Marcus Eriksen's vision of a world free of plastic
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?
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