Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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 Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The Film Everyone Needs to See: Plastic Paradise

Published on September 26th, 2014 | by Derek Markham

September 26th, 2014 by Derek Markham http://planetsave.com/2014/09/26/plastic-paradise/?utm_source=Planetsave+News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=170b63e856-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_term=0_a3f7a27c05-170b63e856-412114993

Plastic ParadiseThe wide adoption of plastics for making everything from single-use shopping bags to toys to gadgets and electronics has been a boon for the consumer, but an environmental disaster for the planet.

Being able to cheaply reproduce almost any shape in mass quantities has made it possible to make and distribute vast quantities of plastic doo-dads and widgets and bottles and bags and packaging, most of which are then destined to end up in our oceans, affecting marine environments and the people who depend on them.

A new film, Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, investigates the effects that plastic from our modern disposable society has on the world around us, even in places far removed from…

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