Plastic pollution

TED lectures on Plastic Pollution and social deprivation it causes worldwide.

TED Lecture:  Mike Biddle – We CAN recycle Plastic; Edinburgh  October 2011.  Less than 10% of plastic trash is recycled – compared to almost 90% of metals because of the massively complicated problem of finding and sorting the different kinds of plastic.  Frustrated by this waste, Mike Biddle has developed a cheap and incredibly8 energy efficient plant that can, and does, recycle any kind of plastic.

Capt. Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation first discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch — an endless floating waste of plastic trash. Now he’s drawing attention to the growing, choking problem of plastic debris in our seas.

Artist Dianna Cohen, co-founded the Plastic Pollution Coalition and shares tough truths about plastic pollution in the ocean and our lives — and some thoughts on how to free ourselves from the plastic gyre.  REFUSE, REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE

Van Jones lays out a case against plastic pollution from the perspective of social justice. Because plastic trash, he shows us, hits poor people and poor countries “first and worst,” with consequences we all share no matter where we live and what we earn. At TEDxGPGP, he offers a few powerful ideas to help us reclaim our throwaway planet.

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We're an independent think tank, founded in 2006 to bring people in our communities together with policymakers and stakeholders. We create space often in a workshop format to pool ideas, develop networks and tackle hot topics. Since 2009, we’ve focused on the sustainability agenda such as: climate change, energy, housing, technology, transport with interest in:education, health, welfare, regulation and enforcement. Our latest project is funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering Ingenious Grant and our next event on 27th June 2013 includes George Monbiot with other high level environmental policy makers.
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