Fifteen-year-old Tai Poole won’t rest until he’s uncovered the mysteries of the universe, one probing question at a time. In Season 4 of his Webby-winning podcast, Tai talks to everyone from NASA scientists to stand-up comedians to his equally curious little brother Kien. If you’ve ever wondered why nothing feels as good as a deep belly laugh or why it’s impossible not to finish a bag of Doritos, Tai has you covered.
Updated: July 11, 2023
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Tai tries to do his part by recycling whenever he can. But it turns out just tossing stuff into the blue bin doesn't do a whole lot: less than 10 percent of our plastic waste actually gets recycled, with the rest either ending up in landfill, burned or shipped overseas! How did we get here? Tai turns to people looking for creative ways to tackle trash around the world, and learns how we can all be more mindful of what we decide to throw away.
In this episode Tai talks to:
- Calvin Lakhan, research scientist at York University
- Olivia Kwok, supervisor of Waste and Diversion Programs with the city of St. Albert
- Nate Maynard, Taiwan-based sustainability consultant and environmental researcher
- Andrea McKenzie, zero waste project engineer for the city of Vancouver