A Plastic Ocean - A Plastic Ocean
|Original title||A Plastic Ocean|
|Country of production||United Kingdom|
|production||Adam Leipzig, Jo Ruxton|
|music||Miriam Cutler, Vladi Slav|
Originally, the journalist Craig Leeson wanted to film blue whales off Sri Lanka. However, he noticed pieces of rubbish in the water miles away from the mainland. Together with the diver Tanya Streeter, he documents global garbage problems in the seas and coasts.
This is how marine animals die again and again, their stomachs full of plastic parts. In Tuvalu , the plastic dump seems to be causing disease. In Manila, children vegetate in rubbish, which is actually a beach.
Positive examples are also explained: Plastic bags have been banned in Rwanda, and the deposit system in Germany is also working effectively. The Pasig River in Manila has been cleared of rubbish and renatured.
- Plastic Planet , 2009 documentary on the same theme