5 episodes

Welcome to Plastic: The Last Straw, the podcast all about plastic! Join us on our journey from the invention of plastic, all the way to the very last straw, as we look at the plastics problem from the perspectives of a range of experts and organisations working in the field.

This mini-series is produced by TuneFM at the University of New England and is created in partnership with the Environmental Protection Authority of NSW.

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Welcome to Plastic: The Last Straw, the podcast all about plastic! Join us on our journey from the invention of plastic, all the way to the very last straw, as we look at the plastics problem from the perspectives of a range of experts and organisations working in the field.

This mini-series is produced by TuneFM at the University of New England and is created in partnership with the Environmental Protection Authority of NSW.

    Episode 4: The Last Straw

    Episode 4: The Last Straw

    In the final episode of this series, we’re hearing from the 2023 NSW Young Australian of the Year recipient, Lottie Dalziel. Lottie is the founder of the educational community/platform, Banish, and is on a mission to make Australia more sustainable. Lottie talks about how simple actions can domino into larger change and how harnessing the power of community might be the key to confronting plastic pollution. 

    • 17 min
    Episode 3: Plastic People

    Episode 3: Plastic People

    In episode three, we’re holding the magnifying glass over ourselves as we learn about the consequences of plastic pollution on human health. Join us as we hear from Dr Michaela Lucas from the University of Western Australia about her ongoing clinical trial, and from Associate Professor Amy Lykins, about ‘eco-anxiety’ and the impact of global, ecological issues on mental health.

    • 45 min
    Episode 2: Plastic vs. The Planet

    Episode 2: Plastic vs. The Planet

    In episode two we're giving you a front-row seat in the battle of plastic vs the planet, as we hear from experts from Flinders University, OceanWatch Australia and The University of New England about how Australia's unique environment is faring in the fight against plastic pollution.

    • 35 min
    Episode 1: The Plastic Age

    Episode 1: The Plastic Age

    In today's episode, prepare to enter The Plastic Age as we hear from UNE’s Dr Martin Gibbs, Siobhan Threlfall from Ocean Watch and UNE’s Dr Susan Wilson. We’ll be setting the scene as we learn about the history of plastic, what it actually is, why it’s such an issue and what we should be doing about it.

    • 28 min
    Welcome to Plastic: The Last Straw

    Welcome to Plastic: The Last Straw

    Welcome to the Plastic: The Last Straw podcast, a mini-series where we'll be tackling the plastics problem, as we hear from the experts and organisations who are working in the field! Check back soon for our first episode, where we'll be entering into 'The Plastic Age'.

    • 1 min

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