Addicted To Plastic
Can you imagine a world without plastic? From Styrofoam cups to artificial organs, the paint on your walls and the dashboard of your environmentally friendly hybrid car, plastics are the most ubiquitous and versatile material ever invented. But plastics clog our landfills, litter our shorelines, float in abundance in our oceans, and seriously threaten the health of humans and wildlife. Addicted to Plastic documents a three year journey encompassing 12 countries on 5 continents, including two trips to the middle of the Pacific Ocean where plastic debris accumulates. The film details plastic's path over the last 100 years and provides a wealth of expert interviews on practical and cutting edge solutions to recycling, toxicity and biodegradability. Enjoy the sight of the Australian manufacturer of a starch-based plastic eating his own product, learn how corporations like Sony are moving towards safer, more environmentally responsible plastics, and be encouraged that the days of toxic, ecologically unsound plastics look to be numbered.
1hr 25mins long