What is the problem with plastic?
Every year, millions of tons of plastic waste end up in the oceans, where it can be lethal to marine life. Just how serious is this problem, and what is the best way to tackle it?
Some 8 million tons of plastic end up in the oceans every year, where it can be lethal to marine life. Governments and businesses have vowed to take action to curb it. But Just how serious is the problem of plastic waste, and what can be done to tackle it?
David Aaronovitch is joined by:
Susan Freinkel, author of 'Plastic: A Toxic Love Story'
Jan Piotrowski, environment correspondent for the Economist
Rob Opsomer, researcher, Ellen Macarthur Foundation
Chris Cheeseman, Professor of Materials Resource Engineering, Imperial College, London
Sabine Pahl, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Plymouth.