Watch ‘A Plastic Ocean’ – a documentary examining the impact plastic is having on our ocean and wildlife.

Plastic Oceans Foundation

A Plastic Ocean

We need a wave of change.

Craig Leeson

Writers: Mindy Elliot, Craig Leeson

Starring: Tanya Streeter, Sylvia Earle

Focus: Award-winning documentary examining the shocking impact plastic is having on our ocean and the marine animals that live there.

Synopsis: A Plastic Ocean begins when journalist Craig Leeson, searching for the elusive blue whale, discovers plastic waste in what should be pristine ocean. In the center of the Pacific Ocean gyre the researchers found more plastic than plankton. In this adventure documentary, Craig teams up with free diver Tanya Streeter and an international team of scientists and researchers.

They travel to twenty locations around the world over the next four years to explore the fragile state of our oceans, to uncover the alarming truth about plastic pollution. The problem is growing exponentially every year, with more than 300 million tons of plastic being produced in the world.  Half of this is designed for single use, and each year around eight million tons of it ends up in the ocean.

The documentary 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’.

Genre: Documentary, science and nature documentaries

Suitability: U – Suitable for all

Duration: 1hr 42mins

Released: April, 2016

Tags: Pollution, plastic, ocean protection, Sylvia Earle

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