RTI Radio Taiwan InternationalRTI Radio Taiwan InternationalTaiwan's Plastic Problem

  • 04 June, 2021
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Plastic pollution in the sea off Indonesia. (Photo: Naja Bertolt Jensen on Unsplash)

Staś speaks to Dr Erich Hellmer, a postdoctoral research associate at Academia Sinica. He's working on a project investigating four potential sticking points in Taiwan's journey to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Erich's focus is on plastics. So how bad are plastics, really? How does Taiwan match up globally in terms of production? And why might that be a problem going forward?