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The Oceans' Plastic Problem

August 11th, 2016

Episode 589 of 643 episodes

The world's oceans are filling up with millions of tons of plastic waste. Rebecca Henscke gives us a sense of the scale of the problem from Indonesia - among the world's biggest plastics polluters. In search of solutions, Clare Lighton investigates a scheme in Amsterdam where locals go out fishing for plastic, while celebrated yachtswoman Dame Ellen MacArthur argues for the economic changes required to cut down our plastic waste. (Photo: Plastic waste on the coast near Jakarta, Indonesia, Credit: Getty Images)