Replacing Plastic with Algae

 Seagriculture EU 2024

D​​​​​​​W’s new channel Planet A explores the shift towards an eco-friendly world — and challenges our ideas about what dealing with climate change means. In this episode, as the mountains of plastic waste are growing, companies are coming up with sustainable, all-natural plastic alternatives. We’re watching the evolution of seaweed, from a beachfront nuisance to becoming one of the leading resources to address our drastic plastic addiction.

Reporter: Joseph Wright
Camera & video editor: Joseph Wright
Supervising editor: Joanna Gottschalk, Kiyo Dörrer, Malte Rohwer-Kahlmann
Special thanks for background interviews: Julia Goldstein, Founder, JLFG Communications Emmi Berlin, Head of Communications, Spinnova

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