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Dr. Mark Benfield, River of Plastic (2021)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2021-08-25

Duration: 00:32:45

Subjects: Environment | Pollution | Rotary Club of Baton Rouge | Litter (Trash)


  • Benfield, Mark Speaker


This episode of the series “Newsmakers” features a speech by Dr. Mark Benfield before a meeting of the Baton Rouge Rotary Club on August 25, 2021. Dr. Benfield is a professor of oceanography and coastal sciences at Louisiana State University (LSU). He discusses: the trash problem in Baton Rouge; the sources of microplastics; and his study on microplastics in the Mississippi River. He also answers questions from the audience.