For those of us who are used to a busy schedule, it can be difficult adjusting to a more sedentary lifestyle. But, just because we’re stuck at home doesn’t mean we can’t be productive, right? This is the BEST time to learn and absorb new information that you may not have had time for when things were more fast paced. What better topic to learn about than the future of our planet.
These 5 MUST SEE documentaries will not only educate you on the Plastic Pollution crisis our planet is facing, but also aims to inspire you to make SMALL adjustments to the way you live that will have a BIG impact on the future survival of all living things that call this big blue ball home. So sit back, grab some popcorn, and prepare to be inspired! (and hopefully, a little mad).
A Plastic Ocean
"This film begins when journalist Craig Leeson, searching for the elusive blue whale, discovers plastic waste in what should be a 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."
"What starts as a film about plastic bags evolves into an extensive investigation into plastic and its effect on our waterways, oceans and even our bodies. An average guy makes a resolution to stop using plastic bags at the grocery store. Little does he know that this simple decision will change his life completely. He comes to the conclusion that our consumptive use of plastic has finally caught up to us, and looks at what we can do about it. Today. Right now."
"Thousands of miles away from civilization, Midway Atoll is in one of the most remote places on earth. And yet it’s become ground zero for The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, syphoning plastics from three distant continents. In this independent documentary film, journalist/filmmaker Angela Sun travels on a personal journey of discovery to uncover this mysterious phenomenon. Along the way she meets scientists, researchers, influencers, and volunteers who shed light on the effects of our rabid plastic consumption and learns the problem is more insidious than we could have ever imagined."
A Plastic Whale
"When a whale rarely seen in the North Atlantic died in a quiet cove, scientists assumed they'd just salvage an unusual skeleton for the local museum. But the discovery of 30 plastic bags in its stomach made global news. To scientists, it raised important questions: what led this whale to confuse household rubbish for its natural food? And what does this find say about the health of our oceans?"
Inside the Garbage of the World
"After becoming aware of the dramatic situation that occur currently in the ocean and the hidden fact that we are getting poisoned, he decided to do a film to raise awareness and to unfold the myth of the Plastic Trash Island, as it gives people the right information about the effects of pollution and the solution to make a difference. This informative, hard-hitting film reveals the truth about plastic pollution and how it is harming the oceans and threatening human safety. We are on the edge of a tremendous disaster - can humankind act before it is too late?"