Plastic Oceans Senior Scientific Advisor Charlie Rolsky in his TEDx Talk debut.

In this funny, engaging, and informative TEDx Talk given in March 2019, Dr. Rolf Halden from Arizona State University and his then graduate student Charlie Rolsky admit that we all have a problem. It’s a pervasive problem. One that surrounds us every day. It’s in our homes, at our work, in our cars, in our water, and in each and every one of us. That problem is plastic and society’s addiction to it.

The dynamic duo of Charlie and Dr. Halden thoroughly tackle the problem. They take viewers from the beginning of plastic as carcinogenic chemicals to where it goes when we throw it ‘away.’ They also provide real world solutions to this problem. But is up to each and every one of us to hear this message and rethink our consumption of plastic. Then we can make a change in our habits and become part of the solution to our plastic addiction.