Welcome to Plastic Paradise!
- By Helen Craig -
- Jun 12, 2012
There is no denying that plastic is an amazing invention that has transformed out daily lives but what are the consequences of introducing so much of this substance into our environment?
ESPN journalist, Angela Sun is on a personal journey to find out, in an independent documentary film, Plastic Paradise. The new trailer above shows how along with scientists, researchers, influencers and volunteers, she explores the mystery of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in one of the most remote places on earth – Midway Atoll.
Due to our insatiable plastic consumption, 20 tons of plastic trash ends up on this tiny piece of land annually. As a keen surfer, scuba diver and ocean lover, Angela was immediately intrigued about this distant dumping ground. What started out as research for a short segment for a show, soon morphed into a 7-year journey to investigate and unveil the story behind the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
The film, which is still a work in progress, traces the evolution of plastic from its invention as a miracle substance in the 1950s, through to today, when single-use plastic is clogging up our oceans and turning them into the world’s biggest landfill.
To find out more about this issue read Angela’s article, Digging into the Great Pacific Garbage Patch or to get involved, visit the movie website: www.plasticparadisemovie.com.
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