The Story Of Plastic

We only know the end of the story... and that's just the beginning.

"The Story Of Plastic" takes a sweeping look at the man-made crisis of plastic pollution and the worldwide effect it has on the health of our planet and the people who inhabit it.

Spanning three continents, the film illustrates the ongoing catastrophe: fields full of garbage, veritable mountains of trash, rivers and seas clogged with waste, and skies choked with the poisonous emissions from plastic production and processing.

The film features interviews with experts and activists on the front lines of the fight, revealing the disastrous consequences of the flood of plastic smothering ecosystems and poisoning communities around the world, and the global movement that is rising up in response. With engaging original animation, archival industry footage beginning in the 1930s, and first-person accounts of the unfolding emergency, the film distills a complex problem that is increasingly affecting the planet’s and its residents’ well-being.

Director(s): Roman Keller, Deia Schlosberg
Script: Deia Schlosberg, Brian Wilson, Tony Hale, Stiv Wilson
Production: Deia Schlosberg, Pale Blue Dot Media, React To Film, Kyle Cadotte, Megan Ponder
Music: Mike McCready, Cody Westheimer
Actors: Zoe Carpenter, Carroll Muffett, Tiza Mafira, Pratibha Sharma, Mannan Khan, Froilan Grate
Year: 2019
Duration: 95 min
Our age recommendation: 10
Language (audio): English
Country of origin: United States
Shooting Locations: China, India, Indonesia, United States, Belgium, Philippines
Screening rights: Story of Stuff ()

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Main topic(s): Upcycling, Recycling + Waste
Secondary topics: fossil fuel plastic politics recycling
Mentions: #breakfreefromplastic plastic recycling waste global sea garbage piles action pollution health biodegradable
Topic Page(s): Upcycling, Recycling + Waste

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