DOCUMENTARIES

 

A PLASTIC OCEAN

Documentary

A Plastic Ocean is an adventure documentary shot on more than 20 locations over the past 4 years. Explorers Craig Leeson and Tanya Streeter and a team of international scientists reveal the causes and consequences of plastic pollution and share solutions.

Available on Netflix

 

EDUCATIONAL YOUTUBE VIDEOS

 

SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH'S PLASTIC MESSAGE

Sir David Attenborough has an update from Blue Planet II about our plastic consumption.

 

A BRIEF HISTORY OF PLASTIC

Trace the history of the invention of plastic, and how the material ushered in what became known as the plastics century.

 

WHAT REALLY HAPPENS TO THE PLASTIC YOU THROW AWAY

TedEd

We’ve all been told that we should recycle plastic bottles and containers. But what actually happens to the plastic if we just throw it away? Emma Bryce traces the life cycles of three different plastic bottles, shedding light on the dangers these disposables present to our world.

 

THE NURDLES' QUEST FOR OCEAN DOMINATION

Nurdles are the tiny, factory-made pellets that form the raw material for every plastic product that we use, from toys to toothbrushes. And while they look pretty harmless on land, they can really wreak havoc on our oceans. Kim Preshoff details the nurdles' quest for ocean domination, shedding light on the particular features that allow these pervasive polluters to persist for entire generations.

 

PLASTIC POLLUTION: HOW HUMANS ARE TURNING THE WORLD INTO PLASTIC

Modern life would be impossible without plastic – but we have long since lost control over our invention. Why has plastic turned into a problem and what do we know about its dangers?