Mar 2, 2022 • 41M

Ep. 4 The Problem With Plastic Is Bigger Than You Think

Ben Jack is the Director of Common Seas - a social enterprise taking on plastic across the world.

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In Episode 4 of The Pathfinders Collective podcast, I met with Ben Jack, Director of Common Seas - an organisation on a mission to tackle plastic pollution. This is another area where the reality of the situation is often under reported so I wanted to find out more about where we really are in order to better engage with possible solutions.

Ben is a font of knowledge on the whole plastic pipeline from production to waste and everything in between. Common Seas do amazing work in policy development, education and also work with researchers to explore the impact of plastics on our health - Ben himself was one of the first people in the world to have his blood tested for the presence of plastic and what he learned is incredibly eye-opening.

I was shocked at the scale of the challenge and the audacity yet again of the oil and gas industry but also emboldened by the work of Common Seas and the policies they are helping to make happen across the world.

So, if you're ready, let’s listen to Ben and explore the real problem of plastic and learn what the best solutions for a different kind of world look like.