An award-winning documentary examining the shocking impact plastic is having on our ocean and the marine animals that live there.
About: A Plastic Ocean begins with journalist Craig Leeson. While searching for the elusive blue whale, Leeson discovers plastic waste in what should be pristine ocean. In the centre of the Pacific Ocean gyre he found more plastic than plankton.
In this adventure documentary, Leeson teams up with free diver Tanya Streeter and an international team of scientists and researchers. Together they travel to 20 locations worldwide to explore the fragile state of our oceans and to uncover the alarming truth about plastic pollution.
300 million tons of plastic is produced each year worldwide. Half of this is designed for single use, and each year around eight million tons of it ends up in the ocean.
A Plastic Ocean attempts to propose working solutions that can be put into immediate effect. It begins with education and engaging everyone in a conversation to rethink plastic. To change society’s perception that this indestructible substance can be treated as ‘disposable’.
Director: Craig Leeson / Starring: Tanya Streeter, Sylvia Earle
Suitability: U – Suitable for all / Duration: 1hr 42mins
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