This week on The Allegheny Front, stories about our plastic problem — from oceans full of plastic straws, to what’s piling up in landfills, and in our own recycling bins. (Photo: Emma Lee, WHYY)
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Stories in this episode
- How You Recycle Plastic is About to Change- The global market for recycling has changed dramatically over the last year. And it’s already trickling down to what happens curbside.
- Want to Cut Plastics Pollution in the Ocean? Start Upstream.- Plastics, large and small, often end up in urban sewer systems. The smaller pieces can end up polluting rivers, streams and oceans.
- We’re Drowning In Plastic Trash. Jenna Jambeck Wants To Save Us- This waste engineer's research has helped galvanize a worldwide movement to stop plastic pollution.
- This Machine Will Change The Way You Think About Plastic- Plastic has become the poster child for the wastefulness of the modern world. But Dutch designer Bart Bleijerveld says it’s a really useful, even beautiful material. We’re just using it the wrong way.