The hazards of bio-accumulation, pollution, and the makeup of what we commonly hope are benign plastics are tackled in this documentary.
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William Baggett ...
Himself - Lawyer (as Billy Baggett)
Charlie Cray ...
Himself - Greenpeace
Daniel B. Gold ...
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Patrick 'Paddy O'Furniture' Hayes ...
Himself - Carpenter
Florence Helfand ...
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Judith Helfand ...
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Ted Helfand ...
Himself
Rick Hind ...
Himself - Greenpeace
George Lucier ...
Himself - Former Director of NIH
Ampelio Magro ...
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Cesare Maltoni ...
Himself (as Dr. Cesare Maltoni)
Gerry Markowitz ...
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Jerry Mehan ...
Himself - Carpenter
Ersillia Menadeo ...
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Diane Prince ...
Herself - Cancer Victim
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The hazards of bio-accumulation, pollution, and the makeup of what we commonly hope are benign plastics are tackled in this documentary.

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January 2002 (USA)  »

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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Flight of the Bumblebee
Written by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Published by Kanda Music
Arranged by M. Hankinson
Courtesy of Promusic
From the album 'Popular Classics 1'
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Very good documentary
12 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Although made on a lower budget than some of the more popular documentaries of late, "Blue Vinyl" is an excellent film. This investigative work of environmental journalism does a great job of telling the story in an informative, accessible way. It is difficult to appropriately incorporate humor into a documentary about toxic chemicals. It is equally difficult to make a documentary about plastic interesting to watch. But, Helfand and Gold achieve both of these feats. While the story is told from Judith Helfand's perspective, she is not the focus of the film. As a result, the viewer has a character to latch onto without distracting from the story. If you enjoy documentaries, or you're just curious about the topic, this is a great film to watch.


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