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A Plastic Ocean (2016)

A PLASTIC OCEAN begins when journalist Craig Leeson, searching for the elusive blue whale, discovers plastic waste in what should be pristine ocean. In this adventure documentary, Craig ... See full summary »



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A PLASTIC OCEAN begins when journalist Craig Leeson, searching for the elusive blue whale, discovers plastic waste in what should be pristine ocean. In this adventure documentary, Craig teams up with free diver Tanya Streeter and an international team of scientists and researchers, and they travel to twenty locations around the world over the next four years to explore the fragile state of our oceans, uncover alarming truths about plastic pollution, and reveal working solutions that can be put into immediate effect.

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19 April 2017 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Пластиковый океан  »


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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Dr. George Bittner: Over ninety percent of all plastics that don't have BPA nonetheless release chemicals having estrogenic activity.
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My Review of A Plastic Ocean
22 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

I attended the premiere of this documentary in Beverly Hills. Watched the film - listened to the panel after the documentary AND left the theater....thoroughly disappointed.

As an individual who understands that plastic, at large, is a dangerous commodity, I was expecting more from this film. The wow factor evidence, to show the masses that we have a tragic and colossal problem with plastic in our oceans simply wasn't there.

Profiling this individual and that individual AND this scientist and that scientist (this regarding their knowledge and/or experience with plastic at sea) and concentrating on a beachfront village of destitute locals where plastic has washed ashore -- the film, in my opinion, did not show enough enough devastation to convince and persuade governments to change anything.

Here's the deal: ALL consumer PLASTIC PACKAGING (including bags, straws, cup lids, etc,) needs to be banned. Period. This film, although well-intentioned, missed its mark. To this, the panel at the premiere (less the teenage girl who was outstanding) kinda' had me shaking my head. One outspoken person, on the panel, who had his set of rah - rah cheerleaders in the audience, had me thinking that this cause was his life's profession. Almost as though, if some sort of miracle occurred, wherein plastic packaging was eradicated tomorrow, that his life would be ruined. I may be wrong about this individual BUT for whatever reason, he kinda' turned me off.

Want to know why plastic packaging needs to be banned...? Don't be lazy. Research it and get involved. Please write to your Local - State and Federal Representatives to ban all plastic packaging.

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