Plastic makes modern life convenient, but it clogs up the oceans and litters the land. Plastic waste is a global problem. Of the 5 trillion bags produced, not even a tenth of them gets recycled.
People buy, consume and then discard. But can you imagine a reality where the concept of waste had no meaning? That's behind the growing "cradle to cradle" movement.
Taking a long walk might not seem like an obvious way to stop plastic pollution, but one woman in India is giving it a try. And she's attracting attention.
Fashion firms are tapping into growing public outrage at plastic pollution by offering snazzy garments made from old water bottles and other waste. But will it catch on — and can it make a difference?
The EU has proposed banning some everyday plastic products, citing the growing amount of harmful plastic litter in the oceans. But without proper action in Asia, the world's plastic problem is unlikely to go away.
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