Eight million tons of waste plastic ends up in our oceans each year, where it breaks down into ever-smaller pieces before being ingested by wildlife. What are the risks posed by plastic waste? Are single-use plastic straws a convenient scapegoat, or would eliminating them really help? Matt Winning, Helen Czerski, Sarah Clement, and chair Nicola Throp discuss these questions and more in this panel discussion from QED 2018.
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