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The Plastic Problem

The Plastic Problem

By 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans. PBS NewsHour takes a closer look at this now ubiquitous material, how it’s impacting the world and ways we can break our plastic addiction.
Length 54:08 Premiere: 11.27.19

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