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What really happens to the plastic you throw away - Emma Bryce

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We’ve all been told that we should recycle plastic bottles and containers. But what actually happens to the plastic if we just throw it away? Emma Bryce traces the life cycles of three different plastic bottles, shedding light on the dangers these disposables present to our world.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Emma Bryce
  • Director Sharon Colman Graham
  • Composer Peter Gosling
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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