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Drowning in Plastic

Season 1
Our blue planet is facing the biggest threat in human history. Trillions of pieces of plastic are choking the lifeblood of the earth and every marine animal, from the smallest plankton to the largest mammal, is being affected. Wildlife biologist Liz Bonnin visits scientists at the cutting edge of plastics research to uncover whether we can turn back the growing plastic tide before it’s too late.
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  1. S1 E1 - Episode 1
    September 30, 2018
    It looks like paradise but on a remote beach in Australia, newly-hatched Flesh Footed Shearwater chicks are filling up on deadly plastic instead of food. Some are so weighted down, they can’t make it to the sea. Our precious coral reefs, home to 25% of all marine life, are dying. This is the chilling reality of our use of plastic. What can we do to save our blue planet?
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  2. S1 E2 - Episode 2
    September 30, 2018
    This show will make you recycle like your life depends on it - in fact, your life really does. But there’s only so much that you, an individual, can do about large-scale plastic pollution. Big industry is the largest contributor to ocean plastic, particularly the fishing industry. It will take an army of scientists to find a solution to this crisis. Wildlife biologist Liz Bonnin meets them.
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Tom Watt - Smith
Dominique WalkerRebecca Sullivan
Liz Bonnin
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