Episode 21

We’re sitting down with Dr. Jenna Jambeck, Associate Professor in the College of Engineering at The University of Georgia who teaches environmental engineering with a focus on solid waste. What do you think happens to those plastic bottles and other trash when you toss it? Dr. Jambeck, along with a team of researchers, estimates that millions of metric tons of plastic waste entered our oceans in 2010, and by 2025, that amount could increase by 10 fold! We’ll discuss various waste management solutions being implemented worldwide and learn how we can improve such infrastructure to keep our planet looking beautiful and trash free.

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