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The Global Plastic Pollution Problem (VOA On Assignment July 18, 2014)i
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July 18, 2014 11:43 AM
Plastic is a product that is everywhere in modern day life, from consumer products like electronics, pens, water bottles and so much more. But it is also a worldwide environmental headache, and VOA’s Rosanne Skirble talks with Alex Villarreal about the scope of the problem, and our future trying to control it.

The Global Plastic Pollution Problem (VOA On Assignment July 18, 2014)

Published July 18, 2014

Plastic is a product that is everywhere in modern day life, from consumer products like electronics, pens, water bottles and so much more. But it is also a worldwide environmental headache, and VOA’s Rosanne Skirble talks with Alex Villarreal about the scope of the problem, and our future trying to control it.

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