What consequences might the plastic soup have on our health? Are we poisoning ourselves? This short film explains the possible dangers and health effects perfectly.
CNN’s Nick Paton Walsh travels to Midway Atoll in the Pacific Ocean to investigate how the plastic we throw away everyday enters the food chain and possibly, our bodies.
‘plastic reflectic’ is an interactive kinetic installation by Thijs Biersteker, which draws attention to the growing amount of waste which is poured into the ocean each year. the theatrical performance places the viewer at the center of the display, which causes one to recognise the consequences of this contaminative material within the natural environment.
These people check the health of the oceans with the help of sharks! Plastics and other man made toxic pollutants are making their way into the food chain and working their way up… Since sharks are at the top of the food chain, they are a great indicator to measure pollution levels. Check out the video by Sky News:
Sir David Attenborough talks about plastic pollution in our oceans.
The Dutch designer Dave Hakkens developed DIY machines that enable everyone to build a little plastic workshop. A plan that will allow people, anywhere in the world to transform plastic waste into valuable things.
What goes up must also come down! Balloons and their strings have destructive effects on the environment. Animals become entangled and they mistake the balloons for food.
Although microbeads from rinse off cosmetics have received a lot of attention lately, the tiny plastics most often being found in our seafood is a different kind of synthetic. This documentary featuring scientists like Mark Anthony Browne and Chelsea Rochman looks into the damage microplastics can do.
On November 16th, 2015, the Plastic Soup Foundation organised her first Charity dinner at the Zuidpool restaurant in Amsterdam. It turned out to be a very successful evening with great artists and generous guests that donated a total of €53.867 to the foundation!
Clothes and washing machines are one of the major sources of plastic pollution in the oceans. Every time we do the laundry, millions of tiny synthetic fibres are released into the water. Visit http://life-mermaids.eu/ to learn more about it.
Clothes and washing machines both contribute much more to the infamous plastic soup in the oceans than previously thought. New research shows that, per wash, not tens of thousands but millions of tiny synthetic fibers are released into the water. Large numbers of these then slip undetected through the water treatment plants, only to land via the food chain back onto our own plates. So all of us inadvertently contribute to this rapidly growing environmental problem. Visit http://life-mermaids.eu/ to learn more about it and help!
A short film about the plastic soup.
Creatures get entangled in plastics and drown and ingested concentrated toxins from plastics pose a threat to the health of the food chain. Plastics also transport and introduce species into new environments.
A short film about the plastic soup that was made in cooperation with the North Sea Foundation.
This documentary gives us a reality check about what is going on with plastic pollution in California.
An animation of The story of stuff project about plastic microbeads.
Our plastic is our problem.This short operetta shows this.
There was the Stone age, the Iron age and the Bronze age. Nowadays, it is the Plastic age. This documentary shows what the so called Plastic age is doing to our planet.
What happens to plastic products after production and consumption?
A short video about the effects of microbeads. The petition that they talk about can be signed here.
A short animated film made by MinuteEarth about what happens to plastic waste and the dangers that macro- and microplastics cause to marine life.
This video from UNEP introduces the issue of different sources of marine litter.