Introducing ‘Wasted,’ and tackling the plastic problem

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In 1960, the U.S. generated 390 million tons of plastic, according to the EPA. Today it’s nearly 10 times that much. Photo by Pixabay.

Greater LA kicks off a new weekly series exploring neat solutions to waste. It begins with plastic, including why its popularity exploded in the 20th century, why it continues to pile up in our landfills and oceans, and how one toymaker is redefining playtime without it.