A deeper look at Earth’s big plastic problem


Earlier this week, we reported that over 9.1 billion tons of plastic have been manufactured by humans and most of it has been thrown out. This has had enormous environmental ramifications, as most plastics cannot biodegrade and simply sit in landfills or cause harm to animals. Today’s Video of the Day comes from the American Association For The Advancement of Science (AAAS) and takes a deeper look at Earth’s big plastic problem.


By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Credit: Carla Schaffer / AAAS

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