This phenomenal documentary will change how you think about plastic forever
The Story of Plastic is a searing exposé revealing the ugly truth behind plastic pollution and the false solution of plastic recycling. Different from every other plastic documentary you’ve seen, The Story of Plastic presents a cohesive timeline of how we got to our current global plastic pollution crisis and how the oil and gas industry has successfully manipulated the narrative around it. From the extraction of fossil fuels and plastic disposal to the global resistance fighting back.
A trip to three continents to document the ongoing catastrophe caused by plastic pollution. Impressive images of piles of plastic waste that clog entire territories, seas, rivers and their coasts. Added to this are the toxic emissions released into the atmosphere during the production and disposal phases of this material. In addition to interviews with experts, which illustrate the effects on ecosystems and human health, the film uses archival material to trace the links between the oil industry and the production of plastic, with the consequent invasion of the latter in our daily life. A complex phenomenon, which requires radical changes, such as those proposed by an ever increasing environmentalist resistance.
Depicting a world rapidly becoming overrun with toxic material, The Story of Plastic brings into focus an alarming, man-made crisis. Striking footage, original animations, and archival material combine in this timely documentary to point to the disastrous impact of the manufacture and use of plastics, shedding new light on a pressing global challenge that threatens the life expectancy of animals, humans, and Earth itself. Different from every other plastic documentary you've seen, The Story of Plastic presents a cohesive timeline of how we got to our current global plastic pollution crisis and how the oil and gas industry has successfully manipulated the narrative around it.
The Story of Plastic is a life-changing, Emmy-winning film depicting one of the world’s most pressing environmental issues.