Sept. 20, 2019: How Local Plastics Pollute Oceans; Literary Fest Spotlights Social Issues

September 20, 2019
<p>Plastic straws might soon become an endangered species as environmentalists turn their focus to the reduction of plastic waste in oceans and landfills.</p>
<p>Plastic straws might soon become an endangered species as environmentalists turn their focus to the reduction of plastic waste in oceans and landfills.</p>
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From large plastic like packaging and straws, to plastic that's too small to see, inland states like Colorado impact pollution in the oceans.

Plastic Week! concludes with insight from the Boulder-based Inland Ocean Coalition on how landlocked states like Colorado contribute to pollution in the oceans. Plus, transformative theater for inmates, by inmates. Then a new season at the Fox in Aurora tackles social issues, as does the Jaipur Literary Festival in Boulder.