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Plastic Ocean - Planet Ocean by GoodPlanet Foundation
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Plasltic doesn't decompose but breaks into fragments. 46,000 per square Km of plastics across all the seas.  What is killing our birds and how does this effect us? Published by the GoodPlanet Foundation, a non-profit organization set up by Yann Arthus-Bertrand in 2005, seeks to educate the public and raise awareness of environmental protection. In 2005 it was recognized as a public-interest foundation, enabling it to put its activities on a long-term footing.

The GoodPlanet Foundation advocates a lifestyle respectful of the Earth and its inhabitants.

EarthSayer Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Date unknown Format Documentary
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Plastic in Our Oceans More Details
Plastic Oceans by ABC Catalyst Australia
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Oceans are silently choking on our plastic waste. Plastic and synthetic materials are the most common types of debris in our oceans and are having horrific impacts on marine wildlife and systems. As an island continent "girt by sea" marine debris is of particular importance for Australia. Creatures get entangled in plastics and drown and ingested concentrated toxins from plastics pose a threat to the health of the food chain. Plastics also transport and introduce species into new environments. Anja Taylor catches up with the CSIRO research team spearheading the Marine Debris Survey, a world first study of the plastics around our coastline. Published on Sep 9, 2012 Published by ABC Catalyst.

Marine Debris.

EarthSayer Anja Taylor
Date unknown Format Instructional
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Plastic in Our Oceans More Details
What is a Gyre?
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EarthSayers Anna Cummins; Marcus Eriksen
Date unknown Format Interview
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Plastic in Our Oceans More Details
Plastic Garbage On Our Oceans by UpGyres
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Animated story of plastic garbage floating on our oceans and its impact on us and our environment. UpGyres works to stop plastic from getting into the ocean by promoting to reduce, reuse, recycle, recover, rethink and upcycle plastic waste on land.

Upcycle the Gyres Society (UpGyres)is  a not-for profit organization in the Province of British Columbia, Canada.

EarthSayer Jose Luis Gutierrez-Garcia
Date unknown Format Cartoon and Animation
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Plastic in Our Oceans More Details
First-hand Experience with Plastic in Our Oceans by Roz Savage
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Roz Savage, British ocean rower and environmental campaigner, talks about plastics in our oceans, plastic pollution being called a "man-made global catastrophe" in the context of her first-hand experience with the scale of the problem as she rowed, solo, from San Francisco to Hawaii on the first stage of her Pacific Ocean crossing. Roz SavageMeeting up with the two scientists on the Junk craft, they shared dinner and their research with Roz several hundred miles east of Hawaii. Bottom line is we need to use less of it. Each one of us can significantly reduce our use of plastic and make a positive difference in the world. More information about Roz at www.rozsavage.com. She was interviewed by Ruth Ann Barrett of EarthSayers.tv, voices of sustainability. Published on Jan 28, 2014

EarthSayer Roz Savage
Date unknown Format Interview
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Plastic in Our Oceans More Details
About the Documentary Plastic Oceans
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Howard Lack CEO of the documentary project, Plastic Oceans talks about his fundraising activities for increasing awareness of the plastic polluting our oceans, particularly the tiny bits and pieces.   He references UNESCO leaders and the naturalist David Attenborough who believes "when people are aware of the problem they want to solve the problem."  What the film project focuses on is increasing awareness.

Howard was interviewed in the Fall of 2013 in San Francisco, California by Ruth Ann Barrett of EarthSayers.tv, Voices of Sustainability.

EarthSayer Howard Lack
Date unknown Format Documentary
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Plastic in Our Oceans More Details
Overview of Plastic Oceans by Howard Lack
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Howard Lack, CEO of Plastic Oceans in this interview talks about the film project Plastic Oceans has undertaken with the objective of increasing awareness of the plastic that is in our oceans negatively effecting our wildlife and the health of humans, especially our children as plastic moves through the food chain.  This is a cause Mr. Lack is passionate about as you will hear as he discusses the role of plastic toxins on developing nations; the importance of accepting personal responsibility; the development of solutions to the problems; and recognition of plastic, when properly recycled, as an energy source. Plastic Oceans provides a powerful and effective platform campaigning for, supporting and funding targeted solutions aimed at significantly reducing plastic pollution in the environment. 

EarthSayer Howard Lack
Date unknown Format Documentary
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Plastic in Our Oceans More Details
American Chemistry Council Viewpoint by Steve Russell
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Steve Russell, VP Plastics Department, of ACC Plastics notes we all agree that plastics should be used wisely to begin with, reduced when possible, and recycled when finished. Goodwill among all the "sides" to this issue gives him confidence we will succeed.

EarthSayer Steve Russell
Date unknown Format Interview
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Plastic in Our Oceans More Details
Plastic in our Oceans
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This short three minute video looks at the issues of plastic pollution in our oceans and talks about some of the possible solutions. Uploaded on Aug 5, 2010

Date unknown Format Documentary
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Plastic in Our Oceans More Details
The Story of Bottled Water by Annie Leonard
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The Story of Bottled Water, released on March 22, 2010 in just over five minutes, the film explores the bottled water industrys attacks on tap water and its use of seductive, environmental-themed advertising to cover up the mountains of plastic waste it produces.  Avoid bottled water.

Our production partners on the bottled water film include five leading sustainability groups: Corporate Accountability International, Environmental Working Group, Food & Water Watch, Pacific Institute, and Polaris Institute.  More information on Annie Leonard here.

EarthSayer Annie Leonard
Date unknown Format Instructional
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Plastic in Our Oceans More Details
 

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