Plastic — made from fossil fuels — lasts literally forever.
All the plastic waste we produce ends up somewhere, be that the street, the landfill or the ocean. DW examines the growing problem of plastic pollution.
Women in Saudi Arabia made the headlines this week. They are now allowed to drive, thanks not least to the campaigning by some bold women. In this week's episode, we'll meet some other bold women: Abu Dhabi's first female falconer, an Indian activist fighting plastic pollution, an Italian investigative journalist uncovering a mozzarella scandal and a Canadian diver exploring underwater mysteries.
Bags, bottles, drinking straws — all contain plastic, an invention we just can't do without. But it's become a menace to life on Earth, now found in Arctic ice and the stomachs of ocean creatures. Rajeshwari Singh has walked more than 1,100 kilometers across India to raise awareness about plastic pollution. Her key message: "My waste, my responsibility." Jasvinder Sehgal reports.