Eight Million takes you through the ins and outs of plastic waste treatment globally and in China.  It’s an illuminating look at how China is closing their doors on imported plastic waste, and turning their back on industrial pollution in favour of building an 'ecological civilisation'.


5 March 2018

Marcy invited Isabel Hilton of chinadialogue.net to introduce the series

The Global Plastic Problem

5 March 2018

Marcy speaks with campaigners and scientist to find out why plastic pollution is such a problem.

A Beautiful China

12 March 2018

Marcy finds out how policy is made in China, from the high echelons down to the local level.

Episode 3

Sorting Through China's Plastic Waste

26 March 2018

In January, China shocked the world by banning the import of unprocessed waste. In this episode, Marcy finds out why this decision was made, and how it will impact policy in East and West.

16 April 2018

We need to rethink recycling. In this episode Marcy learns what is holding back global recycling efforts, and how we can make the process more effective.

Episode 5

Burning Questions

14 May 2018

China is building more waste-to-energy plants than the rest of the world together. Could this be a possible solution to the ongoing plastic pollution crisis?