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Addicted to plastic.

Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Addicted to plastic is a feature-length documentary about solutions to plastic pollution. The point-of-view style documentary encompasses three years of filming in 12 countries on 5 continents, including two trips to the middle of the Pacific Ocean where plastic debris accumulates. The film details plastic's path over the last 100 years and provides a wealth of expert interviews on practical and cutting edge  Read more...
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Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
OCLC Number: 914221101
Notes: Title from title frames.
Event notes: Originally produced by Cryptic Moth in 2008.
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 85 min., 04 sec.)

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Addicted to plastic is a feature-length documentary about solutions to plastic pollution. The point-of-view style documentary encompasses three years of filming in 12 countries on 5 continents, including two trips to the middle of the Pacific Ocean where plastic debris accumulates. The film details plastic's path over the last 100 years and provides a wealth of expert interviews on practical and cutting edge solutions to recycling, toxicity and biodegradability. These solutions - which include plastic made from plants - will provide viewers with a hopeful perspective about our future with plastic. Reviews: "For anyone who's wondered what eventually happens to all the plastic in water bottles, packaging, and hundreds of other everyday uses, the feature-length documentary Addicted to Plastic offers a visually compelling, entertaining, ultimately frightening explanation ... Candid interviews, especially a particularly revealing one with a representative of the industry's American Plastics Council, permit viewers to form their own opinions. Connacher's on-screen presence as a curious, energized hipster on a plastic road trip lends immediacy to his narrative and enables him to filter complex information and hypotheses into a manageable form that will provoke viewers without confusing them. All in all, Addicted to Plastic is an absorbing, shocking, only partially reassuring odyssey."--Jeffrey L. Meikle, Professor, American Studies, University of Texas at Austin, Author, American Plastic: A Cultural History #2. "Addicted to Plastic was a wake-up call for me as a marine scientist. This film presents the viewers with a grim, realistic look at how the food chain is being affected due to plastic confetti invading nearly every square centimeter on earth. This documentary is a sort of eco-horror movie, detailing how persistent plastics sprinkled throughout the ocean and land carry chemical compounds up the food chain and onto our dinner plates. The word 'bioaccumulation' truly strikes home in a frightening and understandable way after viewing this film. Addicted to Plastic is a sobering must-see and needs to be shown at every educational level globally!"--Dr. James M. Cervino, Assistant Professor, Biology and Health Sciences, Pace University, Visiting Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Department of Marine Chemistry #3. "Addicted to Plastic is a journey of discovery of what happens to the various plastics we use and what we can do about them. The documentary is riveting, disturbing, and even sometimes comforting. Everyone should see this important film."- Reah Janise Kauffman, Vice President, Earth Policy Institute Awards: Mostra de Ciencia e Cinema, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain - Winner - Youth Award FICMA 2009 International Environmental Film Festival, Barcelona, Spain - Winner - Golden Sun Award - Best International Documentary Sarajevo's Eko-Oko Environmental Film Festival - Runner up- Silver Snow Flake Award Vancouver International Film Festival - Runner-Up - Audience Award for Most Popular Documentary Film - Runner-Up - NFB Most Popular Canadian Documentary Award - Runner-Up - VIFF Environmental Film Audience Award Amazonas Film Festival, Brazil - Winner Audience Favourite for International Documentary - Winner Jury Award for International Documentary Festival International du Film d'Environnement, Paris - Winner - Coup de Coeur du Personnel de la Région Île de France.

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