By 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans. On Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 9 p.m., PBS NewsHour takes a closer look at this now ubiquitous material, how it’s impacting the world and ways we can break our plastic addiction.
“The Plastics Problem” follows the 2018 Peabody Award-winning five-part PBS NewsHour series that explored the environmental threat from plastic pollution and potential alternatives. Viewers will gain a deeper understanding of why the global extensive appetite for single-use plastic is one of the largest environmental threats.
Travelling to multiple cities including Toronto, Canada – and with reports from the edge of the jungle in Malaysia, the Pacific shores of Costa Rica, to the rocky beaches of Easter Island – NewsHour’s team discovers extensive environmental damage plastic has already caused as well as potential solutions in plastic management.