Addicted to Plastic

Ian Connacher

Addicted to Plastic reveals the history and worldwide scope of plastics pollution, investigates its toxicity and explores solutions.

From styrofoam cups to artificial organs, plastics are the first ubiquitous and versatile material ever invented. No invention within the past one hundred years has had more influence and presence than synthetics. However such progress has had a cost.

For better and for worse, no ecosystem or phase of human activity has escaped the shrink-wrapped grasp of plastic. The film is a world journey to investigate and analyze what we actually know about the material of a thousand uses and why there is so much of it. On the way, the documentary uncovers a toxic legacy, and the men and women dedicated to cleaning it up.

A documentary that encompasses three years of filming in twelve countries on five continents, together with two visits to the center of the Pacific Ocean where plastic debris accumulates.

The film details plastic’s path over the last one hundred years and provides a wealth of expert interviews on practical and innovative solutions to recycling, toxicity, and biodegradability. These solutions which embody plastic made from plants will give viewers with a new perspective concerning our future with plastic.

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