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Drowning in Plastics Part 1
It’s one of the biggest threats we’ve ever faced: trillions of pieces of plastic choking the very lifeblood of our earth, and every marine animal – from the smallest plankton to the largest mammals – being affected. With plastic being one of the most widely used materials all around the world, what can we do to turn back the growing plastic tide, before it is too late?
In this two-part award-winning series co-produced by CGTN America and BBC, wildlife biologist Liz Bonnin visits communities suffocating by plastic waste, and scientists working at the cutting edge of plastics research. Working with leading marine biologists, oceanographers and advocates alike, she uncovers the dangers of plastic in our oceans and what it means for the future of all life on our planet.
Shot across the globe, from North America to Asia; and from Europe to Australia; Liz explores how plastic in our oceans is one of the greatest environmental challenges of our time, calling for the urgent addressing of this global crisis.