PBS NEWSHOUR Presents: The Plastics Problem
Airs Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV + Friday, Nov. 29 at 6 a.m. and Noon and Sunday, Dec. 1 at 10 p.m. on KPBS 2
Monday, November 25, 2019
Credit: Courtesy of PBS NewsHour/Lorna Baldwin
“The Plastic Problem,” a PBS NEWSHOUR special, explores how plastic is impacting the world and ways individuals can break their dependence on plastics.
It follows the 2018 Peabody Award-winning five-part PBS NEWSHOUR series that explored the environmental threat from plastic pollution and potential alternatives.
Viewers will gain a deeper understanding of why the global extensive appetite for single-use plastic is one of the largest environmental threats.
Traveling to multiple cities including Toronto, Canada — and with reports from the edge of the jungle in Malaysia, the Pacific shores of Costa Rica, to the rocky beaches of Easter Island — NEWSHOUR’s team discovers extensive environmental damage plastic has already caused as well as potential solutions in plastic management.
This report features interviews with Roland Geyer, Industrial Ecologist, University of California, Santa Barbara; John Coyne, Vice President, Legal and External Affairs, Unilever Canada; and Bea Perez, Senior Vice President of Sustainability, Coca-Cola.
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The special is produced by Executive Producer and WETA SVP Sara Just; Executive in Charge of Production James Blue; Senior Producer Lorna Baldwin, Emily Carpeaux; Producer Rachel Wellford; Associate Producers Maea Lenei Buhre and Ryan Connelly Holmes; Editor Jeff Cook; Creative Director Adam Serraf; Cinematographers Tyler Bedgood, Lisa Berglund, Malcolm Brown, Mike Fritz, Jason Lelchuk, Denis Levkovich, Jay Kemp, Eric O’Connor, Devin Pinckard, Dale West, Susheel Younas; audio, design, and additional staff: Quinton Hooper, Jules Rahman Ong, Leah Margois, Samantha Trinh, Ashley Viera, Alex Kemp, Rebecca Oh, Bryan Wood, Barbara Carvalho and Laura Santhanam; Senior Correspondent Jeffrey Brown and Correspondent John Yang; and Amna Nawaz serves as host.
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