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RadioEd is a biweekly podcast created by the DU Newsroom that taps into the University of Denver’s deep pool of bright brains to explore new takes on today’s top stories. See below for a full episode transcript.
With plastics overtaking every corner of the planet, from Mount Everest to ocean habitats, consumers have started seeking solutions — everything from recycling and plastic bag bans to antistraw campaigns. But are these solutions moving us closer to a cleaner planet, or is the plastics problem much bigger than we know? Assistant professor Jack Buffington, whose work in supply chain management has driven him to explore solutions to our plastics problem, joins this week’s episode of RadioEd to explain.
In this episode:
- "Peak Plastic: The Rise or Fall of Our Synthetic World" by Jack Buffington
- DU Newsroom: A Solution to the Plastics Problem?
- CNN: Microplastics in our air 'spiral the globe' in a cycle of pollution, study finds
- The Guardian: Microplastic pollution found near summit of Mount Everest
- National Geographic: How Did Sea Turtle Get a Straw Up Its Nose?
- National Geographic: This Heartbreaking Photo Reveals a Troubling Reality
- Terracycle: What is wish-cycling?