Posted on 10 August 2023

From Pink Paint to Landfills: Barbie’s Blockbuster Movie and the Not-So-Pretty Side of Plastic Toys

When the much-anticipated Barbie movie hit the silver screen, the planet was left grappling with a sudden shortfall in fluorescent pink paint—a fascinating headline, to say the least. Yet, this was merely a precursor to a larger issue. The rise of movies and television series as cultural icons drives the toy industry into overproduction, and with that comes an often overlooked problem: a staggering amount of plastic waste. Recall the...

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