Plastic Planet (2009)

Genres - Culture & Society, Science & Technology  |   Sub-Genres - Environmental Science, Social Issues  |   Release Date - Jan 14, 2011 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - Australia, Austria, Germany  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Jason Buchanan

Director Werner Boote takes an up-close look at the plastics industry in order to explore whether the ubiquitous man-made material is a danger to human health. The grandson of a once-prominent plastics magnate, Boote became aware early on that the material we rely on to make our lives easy could also be poisoning our planet. Not only because a piece of plastic takes up to 500 years to deteriorate in the ground or water system, but also because studies indicate that frequent exposure can also lead to a variety of health problems in humans. In this film, Boote speaks with scientists, manufacturers, consumers, and government officials in 14 countries about the dangers of continued reliance on plastics, as well as alternatives that could lead to a cleaner world, and a healthier population.



plastic, toxic-chemicals