"The term “plastic” is derived from the Greek word ''plastikos,' which means to mold or form. It refers to the material’s malleability, that allows it to be cast, pressed, or extruded into a variety of shapes - boxes, plates, bottles, and much more (2). Plastics are polymers." As mentioned in this podcast, episode 24.
This 54:31 minute podcast breaks down what plastics are, what the issues are, where they are going, and how much we are producing in a way you can actually visualize. So what are polymers, what is dumping, and what goes into our oceans? After listening to this podcast you get an idea of what is happening in the products you are purchasing, using, and why it is such an issue.
This podcast features two guests--Andrew Almack, who leads Plastics for Change in India to increase plastic recycling via the informal economy, and Monique Oxender, Chief Sustainability Officer at Keurig Green Mountain who has been working on the recyclability of K-Cups.
To learn more about polymers, the issues at hand, listen to the 54:31 minute podcast below;