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'Wasted': Greening the plastics-heavy toy industry

Plastic is a huge part of the toy industry. Ninety per cent of toys are made from some form of plastic and most of them aren't recyclable. One of the hottest toys of the Christmas season was something called the LOL Surprise Ball, a plastic ball that contains plastic toys, and sometimes more plastic balls, and a lot of plastic wrapping too.

This week on Day 6, we kick off a new series called Wasted, and it's all about trash — how we generate it, what happens to it, and how we can generally be better at dealing with garbage.