PBS NewsHour

Tiny Easter Island deals with giant trash problem

Clip: 10/05/2018 | 7m 3s

Easter Island off the coast of Chile has a major trash problem. It’s near what’s known as a “trash vortex” in the middle of the South Pacific and floating waste is constantly washing ashore. Local officials estimate the growing population is producing more than 20 tons of trash per day. What’s to be done? Jeffrey Brown explores some creative solutions, including a music school made of garbage.

Aired: 10/05/18

Rating: NR

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