Videos about the plastics-industrial complex

Below are links from animated shorts to news reports to documentary films.

#PlasticFreeJuly 2022

Greenpeace and the broader #BreakFreeFromPlastic coalition

2022. Animated Short. Culture jamming with a solution at the end…

Plastic Wars

PBS Frontline

March 31, 2020 / 54m
Season 2020: Episode 14

Transcript and audio also available at link.

The Story of Plastic

The Story of Stuff Project

2020. Animated Short. On this website, they also offer an interactive personality quiz to help assess how might become more involved.

The Story of Plastic

The Story of Stuff Project & Outcast Films.

2020. Feature length documentary film.

Click on the link to arrange a screening and find more resources about plastics.

Bloomberg tracks London plastics

Bloomberg (news).

2022. 12:59 minutes. Video reporting where three plastic bags placed in London recycling went using trackers.

“Dirty Money”

Point Comfort (Television).

March 11, 2020. 1 hour.

Click on the link for more information about Formosa Plastics in Texas; available on Netflix.

Plastic China

Documentary. Dir: Jiuliang Wang.

2017. 1 hour 22 minutes. On plastic recycling in China prior to the National Sword Policy.

The Plastic Age

i-D. Documentary. Dir. Jake Sumner.

2015. 17:44 minutes.

Featuring Pharrell Williams, a documentary on the plastics crisis.

Bag It

Documentary. Dir. Suzan Beraza.

2010. 1 hour 14 minutes. Comedy on plastic bags.

Blue Vinyl

Documentary Film. Dir. Judith Helfand & Daniel B. Gold.

2002. 1 hour 38 mins. Youth (who also is a cancer survivor) provides a comedic, skeptical account of questioning her parents’ decision to put PVC on the side of their Long Island, NY, home. Goes to Louisiana, California, and Venice.

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