Forget the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Traces of plastic and the chemicals used to make plastic have been found in our soil, food, and even our blood.
The plastic industry annually generates hundreds of billions of dollars. Every industrial sector in the world today is dependent on plastic. The amount of plastic we have produced since it was invented would be enough to cover the entire globe six times over. But this inexpensive and convenient substance comes with a hefty price.
In “Plastic Planet,” an investigative motion-picture documentary slated to hit American markets next month, director Werner Boote shows that plastic has emerged as a global threat. For Boote, the plastic problem is personal: His grandfather was one of the early manufacturers of plastic
The movie asks questions that concern all of us: Why don’t we change our consumption behavior? Why is the industry not reacting to apparent dangers? Who is held accountable for hills of garbage mounting in Deserts and Seas? Who wins in this game? And who loses?
Watch as interviews with the world’s foremost experts in biology, pharmacology, and genetics shed light on the perils of plastic to our environment and expose the truth of how plastic affects our bodies and the health of future generations.
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