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Documentary A Plastic Ocean: The 5 Oceanic Gyres

Geschreven op 25-3-2022 - Erik van Erne. Geplaatst in Niet gecategoriseerd Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmail

If it was happening in one gyre, they suspected it was happening in all of them. But the filmmakers needed experts to prove it.

Scientists were brought in at each stage to analyze the findings from one part of the story to add their data to the overall report on the five gyres.

In the center of the Pacific Ocean gyre researchers found more plastic than plankton. A Plastic Oceandocuments the newest science, proving how plastics, once they enter the oceans, break up into small particulates that enter the food chain where they attract toxins like a magnet. These toxins are stored in seafood’s fatty tissues, and eventually consumed by us.

Producer Jo Ruxton joined an expedition to the so-called Great Pacific Garbage Patch in the North Pacific Gyre, 1500 miles off the coast of San Francisco, to ascertain its impact. When the expedition discovered free-floating microplastics instead of an anticipated solid mass that could be contained, Jo knew she had to begin the film that would become A Plastic Ocean.

Jo had worked for the WWF International in Hong Kong and partnered with director and journalist Craig Leeson. Their first collaboration was on a documentary about endangered Pink Dolphins in Hong Kong. Jo and Craig brought on Dr. Lindsay Porter, an expert in cetaceans (whales and dolphins). Together they contacted the world’s experts to see what was known about plastic pollution in the gyres.

The team expanded to include Dr. Bonnie Monteleone who had already found microplastic in other gyres she had investigated. She joined the expedition to the South Pacific gyre. With new information emerging about the extent of the issue in each of the Ocean gyres, free diving champion Tanya Streeter joined the team. Together they set off on what would be a four-year global odyssey to explore the issue of plastics in our oceans and its effect on marine ecosystems and human health, including endocrine disruption.

See also: A Plastic Wave: A documentary On Plastic Pollution by James Roberts – The Plastic Problem In The World: A PBS NewsHour Documentary – Short Film: True Life Story Of A Plastic Bag by Ramin Bahrani – TED Talks: The Life Cycle of a Plastic Bottle by Emma Bryce – – The Majestic Plastic Bag A Mockumentary – Plastic State of Mind: Parody with Purpose – Bag It The Movie: Is Your Life Too Plastic? – Trailer Plastic Planet – BioMaas Wint Young Plastic Pollution Challenge by Spronck En Plastic Soup Foundation

Great Pacific Garbage Patch: Plastic Soup and Plastic Planet – The Throwaway Mentality and The 5 Oceanic Gyres – We Beat The Mountain: We Use Your Trash for Cool Products – From Oil to Plastic and from Plastic back to Oil: The Magic Box by Akinori Ito – Electrolux Vac from The Sea: Made from Collected Ocean Plastic – The Corona Save the Beach Hotel in Rome: Made from Trash by German Artist HA Shult – Recycled Island: Cleaning our Oceans and Creating a Floating City – Plastic Soep by Jesse Goossens

The Ocean Cleanup: How We Showed the Oceans Could Clean ThemselvesTEDxGreatPacificGarbagePatch: Living a Sustainable Life by Ed Begley Jr – TEDxGreatPacificGarbagePatch: The Economic Injustice of Plastic by Van Jones – TEDxGreatPacificGarbagePatch: The Ocean is Connected to Everything by Dr. Sylvia Earle –TEDxGreatPacificGarbagePatch: Tackling Our Nature Deficiency Disorder by David deRotschild – Can We Save Our Oceans from Plastic and Remove the Great Pacific Garbage Patch by CNN Eco Solutions – A Plastic Ocean: The Request? Rethink Plastic – The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Explained by The Ocean Cleanup– The Interceptor: Plan To Intercept Plastic in Rivers by The Ocean Clean Up

The Plastiki Expedition by David de Rothschild – The House of Plastic: Prefab Homes made of Plastic Garbage – From Oil to Plastic and from Plastic back to Oil: The Magic Box by Akinori Ito – The Plastiki Expedition by David de Rothschild: On National Geographic Channel – Plastic Whale – EU-Commissaris Maria Damanaki Wil Op Plastic Gaan Vissen in de Middellandse Zee – Pacific Garbage Screening (PGS): De Kam Om De Oceanen Schoon Te Maken

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