Billions of tons of plastic waste are piling up in landfills and waterways around the globe. Over time, this waste breaks down into micro- and nanoplastics that are easily ingested by aquatic animals and even find their way into people’s bloods and organs.
Reset learns more about the impact of plastic degradation in the Chicago region and efforts underway to protect Lake Michigan.
GUESTS: Joel Brammeier, CEO of Alliance for the Great Lakes
Vinayak Dravid, Abraham Harris Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering; founding director of the Northwestern University Atomic and Nanoscale Characterization Experimental Center (NUANCE)