Pete Myers podcast: The Plastics Inferno

The founder and chief scientist at Environmental Health Sciences makes his case for a new set of R's around plastics: rethink, redesign, reform.


We know the 3 R's (reduce, reuse, recycle). This podcast series, Trace Material, explores the myth of plastics recycling.

Myers has decades of experience in the chemistry of plastics, particularly with a class of chemicals called endocrine disruptors—a term he coined in the early '90s and explored in the best selling book "Our Stolen Future."

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