30) Plastic Everywhere


This episode is dedicated to plastic and its effects on the environment. I sat down with Alexis Goldsmith: National Organizing Director for Beyond Plastic.

Beyond Plastic was founded by Judith Enck; a Regional EPA Administrator under President Obama. It's a nonprofit dedicated to eliminating single-use plastic and changing the way we use plastic entirely. We talked about the plastic creation process, its effect on the environment, and how common microplastic is (we eat a credit card worth a week!). She brought facts and expertise to talk about all that is plastic and its detrimental impact. *Footnote from Alexis: "At around 9:30, I say that Methane is 89 times more potent than Carbon. It's actually 30x, so I misspoke. The 89 number is also repeated at 11:49."