We all know we have a problem with plastics. But just how deep does the problem go?
Plastics & waste can be a complicated issue. At every level, across the world, plastics pose a problem to people & the environment. But the good thing is, we are starting to become aware of this and there are a ton of resources to dive deeper into this multifaceted issue.
We’ve compiled a list of movies, tv shows and books to help you explore all things plastics. This is by no means an exhaustive list, there are tons of resources out there and more research coming out daily. But we hope this list can serve as a starting point. We know the only way forward is through a joint effort and it starts with education.
To learn more about our Problem with Plastics Project, click here.
Movies/ TV Shows
Plastic Island, Netflix
Recycling Sham from Broken Docuseries, Netflix
The Story of Plastic, Apple TV
Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Apple TV
Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story, Apple TV
Going Circular, CuriosityStream
Bag It, Kanopy
On the internet
The Story of Stuff Plastic Documentaries
A Plastic Ocean, YouTube (or Apple TV)
The circular economy: A new way to design, make, and use things
The Plastic Problem - A PBS NewsHour Documentary
No Impact Man
Blue Planet II
Wasted: The Story of Food Waste
A Family Guide to Waste-Free Living – Lauren Carter and Oberon Carter
Plastic Free: How I Kicked the Habit and How You Can Too – Beth Terry
Plastic Soup: An Atlas of Ocean Pollution – Michiel Roscam Abbing
Plastic: A Toxic Love Story – Susan Freinkel
Quitting Plastic – Clara Williams Roldan and Louise Williams
Turning the Tide on Plastic – Lucy Siegle
Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash -- Edward Humes
Seb and Polly Planet on their Ocean Quest – Michelle Cassar
Little Turtle Turns the Tide – Lauren Davies and Nico Williams
The Right To Repair & Why We Need It
Ontario Plan for Burning Garbage is a Hot Mess