Is Plastic Doomed?
The tide of public opinion is turning on plastic – what’s its future?
The tide of public opinion is turning on plastic.
The image of a whale with plastic stuck in its mouth on the BBC nature documentary Blue Planet 2 woke people up across the world to the reality of plastic pollution in our oceans. Experts think that by 2050, there could be more plastic than fish in the sea. Communities across the globe are saying that something must be done.
But does this change in public mood spell disaster for plastic? And if so, what would replace it? We go from Europe, to the US and Indonesia to examine the supply and demand of plastic.
Presenter: Michael Blastland
Producers: Josephine Casserly and John Murphy