Plastic

A collection of TED Talks (and more) on the topic of Plastic.

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Sustainability by design

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Millions of tons of plastic are trashed every year. But what if we used it to pave our roads?

In fact, just one kilometer of road paved with a plastic blend can contain the equivalent of nearly 750,000 plastic bags! Science journalist Ann Parson looks at the possibilities -- and pitfalls -- of this creative solution.
Posted Jun 2021

What plastic item would you love to ban? 15 ocean experts (and TED speakers) tell us.

Yes, plastic straws are bad, but they’re just a teeny drop in the giant ocean of plastic we’re swimming in. Here are other everyday plastic objects that we could put on the discontinued list.
Posted Jul 2018

What if you could get WiFi and school tuition in exchange for your plastic trash?

You can -- at a visionary social enterprise called Plastic Bank, which is not only improving people’s lives but keeping junk from going into the ocean.
Posted Apr 2018
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