The Norwegian Fjords are breath-takingly beautiful, that is until you notice the plastic. It can be found everywhere: floating in the water, caught in the flora; sealife is eating it, insects are building homes out of it!
We might think that plastic pollution is an issue for built-up areas or developing countries, but even at the remotest edges of the world, we find the ugly stain of plastic.
Against a jaw-droppingly beautiful landscape, we see first-hand how plastic is entering the food chain and how it ends up in our bodies. More than 80% of the chemicals we find in plastic are chemicals unknown to us, they don’t even have a name. How can we know that these are safe? In a new discovery, researchers find that the toxins in plastic cause fat cells to accumulate extra fat. Could this be a factor in the global obesity crisis? And can bacteria that eat plastic help us clean up what we cannot handle ourselves? Join us on a journey to search for the real consequences of plastic and a look towards solutions for the future.
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