Ocean Pollution

"Last Week Tonight" tackles an issue many people think they understand, but most don't.
Masks stop the spread of COVID-19 but they can’t be recycled and are contributing to the plastic pollution crisis.
COVID-19 has rolled back significant wins in India when it comes to plastic waste, with the usage of single-use plastic products like masks and gloves surging in the pandemic.
Big brands are betting on a silver bullet solution to the world’s plastics pollution mess.
In just a few decades, water went from a common resource to an incredibly popular packaged commodity with a serious environmental footprint.
From ghost nets to dead turtles, the founder of the Ocean Voyages Institute shares what they find hauling plastic waste out of the Pacific Ocean.
And they have a plan to dramatically reduce plastic pollution by 80% by 2040.
But the industry’s political lobbying during the pandemic has been a smashing success.
America loves ordering in, especially amid the coronavirus pandemic. But our hunger for convenience could bury the planet in trash.