From: See you
Why can’t we recycle our way out of the world’s plastic problem.
Plastic is the foundation of today’s fast, easy and disposable culture – but we rarely stop to ask: Where does it all come from?
What most people don’t know is that 98 percent of the input in plastics is fossil fuel. The release of this residual oil is only the beginning of a long toxic cycle that occurs in the life cycle of plastic.
In the fourth part of Welcome to the World – a series that examines the social, economic and political barriers to global action on climate change – Ali Rae talks to co-executive director of Greenpeace USA, Annie Leonard; “Cancer Alley” contributor, Sharon Lavigne; and environmental engineer; Yuyun Ismawati.