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Plastic pollution in our oceans is a high-profile problem.

Jen Savage, Senior Manager of the Plastic Pollution Initiative of the Surfrider Foundation, joins the show to talk about just how bad the problem has gotten — if the headline didn’t give it away, it’s so bad that a recent study found microplastics in human blood — and what can be done to stop the problem.

[Note from Jennifer Savage: Since recording, the tobacco and cannabis industries convinced the state assembly’s Health Committee to gut the state bill that Tom and I discussed. It will no longer ban cigarette or cigar filters, only single-use vaping products.]


“The EcoNews Report,” April 9, 2022.