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Solving the World's Plastic Problem

Businesses trying to crack one of the planet's biggest environmental challenges.

Many of us are aware of the problems that plastics pose for the environment. Today we hear about some of the solutions that businesses are finding to prevent quite so much of it ending up in landfill or the ocean.

Vivienne Nunis visits the site of a new recycling machine that turns plastic packaging back into oil, so that it can be made into plastic all over again. And she climbs a community compost heap to find out about a food wrapper that biodegrades in six months.

Plus we hear what businesses in the Philippines are doing to clean up the archipelago’s beaches.

(Picture: A discarded plastic drinking cup floats at the surface of the ocean; Credit: Placebo365/Getty Images)

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Fri 16 Mar 2018 08:32GMT


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