08 Oct '11, 1pm

Living on Earth: Cool Fix: Recycling the Ocean's Plastic

Living on Earth: Cool Fix: Recycling the Ocean's Plastic

Air Date: Week of October 7, 2011 listen / download A man canoes through an ocean of plastic. (Photo: “Bagtheplanet”) A household cleaning and personal care products company is calling attention to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch by making a laundry detergent bottle from the ocean’s garbage. Raphaella Bennin reports. Transcript GELLERMAN: It’s Living on Earth, I'm Bruce Gellerman. From time to time, we feature cool fixes for a hot planet - new ideas that can help us beat the heat from climate change. One that could help a little bit makes use of a big pile of plastic. Living on Earth’s Raphaella Bennin tells us more. [COOL FIX THEME] BENNIN: A home cleaning and personal care products company wants to scrub the great outdoors, or at least part of it. It plans to collect plastic from a massive trash pile in the Pacific Ocean and recycle it into a laundry detergent bottle. Th...

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