Tracking Plastics from Sea to Source

Tracking Plastics from Sea to Source

We’ve all heard about plastic ending up in the ocean, but how does it get there? Join marine scientist and National Geographic Explorer Imogen Napper as she shows us just how the “Sea to Source: Ganges” Expedition team is tackling the ocean plastics problem. From land to water to exploring the socioeconomic behaviors around plastics - it is a multi-team endeavor to try and identify the root of the problem along one of the largest river systems. And hopefully, find a solution.


5 - 12+


Conservation, Geography, Human Geography

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Sarah Appleton, National Geographic Society, National Geographic Society
Last Updated

November 27, 2023

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