Is your life too plastic?
Americans use 60,000 plastic bags every five minutes-single-use disposable bags that we mindlessly throw away. But where is "away?" Where do the bags and other plastics end up, and at what cost to our environment, marine life and human health? Bag It follows "everyman" Jeb Berrier as he navigates our plastic world.
We need a wave of change
Accompanied by scientists, conservationists and engineers, the film follows the journey of two explorers as they travel to some of the most remote parts of the world, documenting the environmental issues associated with plastic pollution and its impact on the environment, ecosystems and human health.
Albatross is a powerful visual journey into the heart of a gut-wrenching environmental tragedy.
On one of the remotest islands on Earth, tens of thousands of albatross chicks lie dead on the ground, their bodies filled with plastic. Returning to the island over several years, Chris and his filming team witnessed cycles of birth, life, and death of these magnificent creatures as a multi-layered metaphor for our times.
Overview of the ways that waste plastic is dealt with across the world and the impact of plastic toxics on our bodies, with Jeremy Irons
On average, Americans throw out an average of 4.5 pounds of garbage every single day. But where exactly all this garbage end up? This 20-minute documentary dives headlong to find out and discovers that our trash ends up in some unlikely places.
An eye-opening story about the institute's global mission to study the effects, reality, and scale of plastic pollution around the world.
Plasticized is an intimate account of a first-hand journey aboard the Sea Dragon with the 5 Gyres Institute on the very first scientific expedition, focused on plastic waste, through the centre of the South Atlantic Ocean. You can watch this film on YouTube here.
Special report: Plastics ruining Indian Ocean beaches #OceanRescue
The amount of plastic on beaches around the world could be underestimated by up to 80%. Those are the findings of new research carried out on the remote Cocos Keeling Islands. You can watch this report on YouTube here.
Special Report: A Plastic Tide | #OceanRescue
More than eight million tonnes of plastic is thrown away each year and washed out to sea. It takes centuries to break down. It's eaten by marine creatures. And it's in our food chain. Your seafood supper may have a synthetic garnish. Scientists just don't know what effects it has on our health. You can watch this film on YouTube here.