Department or Program

Environmental Studies


This is a podcast dedicated to uncovering and sharing the impact large toy companies that rely heavily on plastic have on the environment. Sustainability has increasingly become a major concern in the focus of large corporations. In recent times, we’ve seen public interest shifting towards holding companies accountable for what they use to make their products with. People want to know that when they buy products for themselves or loved ones, they aren’t buying cheap, disposable products from a company that sends a bad message. In this podcast, I discuss different toy companies, such as LEGO and Mattel, and some of their main products, considering how they are (or aren’t) being sustainable.

Level of Access

Restricted: Campus/Bates Community Only Access

First Advisor

Christine Martinez

Second Advisor

Sonja Pieck

Date of Graduation


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Number of Pages


Components of Thesis

7 pdf files

3 mp3 files


Available to Bates community via local IP address or Bates login.