OETA Special Examines the Problem with Plastics

OETA Special Examines the Problem with Plastics

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Recent studies are showing that plastic isn’t just wrapped around the things we buy and eat, they’re everywhere. Scientists are finding microplastics on the highest mountains and in the deepest oceans. Plastics are being found in our food and water, in arctic snow and even in raindrops. At this rate, by 2050 there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish.

PBS NewsHour Presents: The Plastics Problem, 9 p.m., Nov. 27 on the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA) examines the growing environmental threat of plastics pollution and potential alternatives.

With reports from the edge of the jungle in Malaysia, the Pacific shores of Costa Rica and the rocky beaches of Easter Island, this special discovers the extensive environmental damage plastic has already caused as well as potential solutions in plastic management. How bad is the problem and how can it be fixed? Find out in this PBS NewsHour special.

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