How COVID-19 Has Affected Plastic Pollution
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How COVID-19 Has Affected Plastic Pollution

Episode 23

Learn how COVID-19 has affected plastic pollution with Michael Doshi, Director Of Partnerships at Algalita Marine Research & Education. He talks about how the pandemic has caused a move away from reusable plastic bags, reveals where your recycling ends up at the end of the end of the line, and answers questions from fans.

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The coronavirus brought back plastic bag madness. Let's make sure it's temporary https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-04-27/editorial-the-coronavirus-has-returned-us-to-plastic-bag-madness-it-has-to-be-temporary

The Amount Of Plastic Waste Is Surging Because Of The Coronavirus Pandemic https://www.forbes.com/sites/lauratenenbaum/2020/04/25/plastic-waste-during-the-time-of-covid-19/#33d9ac957e48

Jakarta's Trash Mountain: β€˜When People Are Desperate for Jobs, They Come Here' https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/27/world/asia/indonesia-jakarta-trash-mountain.html

Big Plastic Asks For $1 Billion Coronavirus Bailout https://theintercept.com/2020/04/27/plastic-industry-coronavirus-bailout/

Ocean plastic was choking Chile's shores. Now it's in Patagonia's hats https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/24/ocean-plastic-recycling-patagonia-chile

The Surfrider "Break Free From Plastic" article mentioned was: https://www.surfrider.org/coastal-blog/entry/federal-break-free-from-plastic-pollution-act-introduced

and you can take action today to help pass the "Federal Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act!" here https://secured.surfrider.org/action/engagement?actionId=AR0032446&id=701i00000018YoU

Thanks again to Michael Doshi from Algalita Marine Research & Education for joining us this week! To check out Doshi aka Dr. Dude, find him on Instagram @gnarlybeachcleaner (https://www.instagram.com/gnarlybeachcleaner/)!!

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