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The Surprising Solution to Ocean Plastic

In this TED Talk, David Katz, Founder and CEO of The Plastic Bank, shares how by tackling the problem of ocean plastics, we can also end extreme poverty. Through its unique model, The Plastic Bank encourages recycling behaviors by treating plastic garbage as currency. Everything from school tuition to cooking fuel are available for purchase in exchange for plastics, which are then shredded and reused to make new products. As Katz says, "Preventing ocean plastic could be humanity's richest opportunity."

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