Dr. Mark Benfield, River of Plastic (2021)
Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority
Date Issued: 2021-08-25
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.