Stories about Asia and the environment...that you probably haven’t heard yet. A new perspective on how different countries in Asia are tackling a changing planet.
Everywhere you look, on beaches and in seas around the world, there’s plastic, and this is changing the fabric of our oceans. Why is plastic ocean pollution such a problem - particularly in Asia?
In this episode we will be talking to experts from the academic, government and advocacy world, to learn about the impact of ocean plastic on seafood and our health. We will learn about how microplastics differ across the world, and about the source of much ocean plastic pollution: uncollected waste from land.
Craig Leeson, Director, A Plastic Ocean
Nicholas Mallos, Ocean Conservancy
Marcus Eriksen, 5Gyres Institute
William Robberson, USEPA Regional Response Team
Chelsea Rochman, Rochman Lab
Jenna Jambeck, Jambeck Research Group
Producer and Host: Marcy Trent Long
Co-Producer: Sam Colombie
Sound Engineer: Chris Wood
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